EastEnders character Ryan Malloy is ready to make a return to the cleaning soap as a part of his 12-year-old daughter Lily’s shock being pregnant storyline.
Ryan has been away from Albert Sq. for seven years, however is ready to return this February with actor Neil McDermott stepping again into the function.
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The BBC One cleaning soap has introduced he can be again for a brief stint after studying that his 12-year-old daughter Lily is pregnant.
“It’s secure to say that his return to the Sq. is way from smooth-sailing, however viewers should wait and see the drama unfold onscreen,” the announcement teased.
Ryan is Whitney Dean’s (Shona McGarty) half-brother and one in all Janine Butcher’s (Charlie Brooks) ex-husbands, however his comeback storyline pertains to his affair with Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner).
He fathered her child Lily (Lillia Turner), who’s now 12 – and in a shock twist that aired at New 12 months, it was revealed that she is pregnant.
McDermott mentioned: “After I heard what the story was I used to be actually happy that the celebrities aligned and I used to be capable of revisit Ryan and set foot again on the Sq..
“It was so pretty to see so many aged mates and to work with Shona and Lacey once more, in addition to to fulfill and work with Ryan’s daughter, performed fantastically by Lillia.”
Chris Clenshaw, EastEnders’ govt producer, added: “It’s great to welcome Neil again to the function of Ryan Malloy. Though we haven’t seen Ryan for some years, his character remains to be intertwined within the historical past of two of the present’s main characters, Stacey and Whitney.
“We couldn’t be extra thrilled to have him again for a short time as he’s thrust into the guts of the drama.”
Ryan first appeared in Walford in 2009 and was final seen on the Sq. in 2016.
He’ll simply miss ex Janine, who made her most recent exit from the soap in December when she was arrested for perverting the course of justice.