Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) made a return to EastEnders in recent scenes, which left Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) fuming.
Following his prostatectomy, Alfie headed over to Spain to recuperate, but failed to tell the mother of his children Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) the real reason for his trip.
The only people who knew the truth were Phil and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright), who was the first person to pay Alfie a visit after his return.
She was quick to let herself into his flat, hurrying him along for his follow up appointment at the hospital.
Unfortunately, the doctor had bad news for poor Alfie. She gently broke the news that his surgery hadn’t removed all of the cancerous cells, meaning that he would need to undergo further treatment.
Before Alfie had had chance to fully take in the news, he came face to face with Kat, who had a few strong words for him over his sudden disappearance.
She ripped into him for leaving her in the lurch after promising to walk her down the aisle, and pointed out that her kids had been wondering where their dad was.
When Alfie tried to explain, Kat continued to rant, telling him that nothing he said would make up for what he’d done.
However, when Alfie revealed that he had cancer, Kat was stunned.
Despite knowing that Alfie had had a cancer scare, Kat believed that he had been given the all clear, after he lied to her about the results of his tests.
Alfie explained to Kat that he had lied because he didn’t want to worry her or the boys, but he was here now and telling the truth.