Mel Owen’s ex-husband is tipped to arrive in Walford later this year – and early predictions suggest he’ll cause lots of trouble for her.
And, no doubt, for her fledgling relationship with Jack Branning.
If you can hear a strange noise, it’s just us rubbing our hands in glee! (Come on, if you didn’t enjoy the drama, you wouldn’t be watching EastEnders!)
Ever since Hunter was seen leaving a message for a mystery person named Ray in a recent episode, fans have been speculating that Ray could well be Mel’s ex – and Hunter’s step-dad – and heading to Albert Square.
This would coincide with Hunter going off the rails and his disapproval of mum Mel’s romantic involvement with Jack.
Shorty after Mel returned to Walford in January, she revealed she had married again since her ill-fated union with Steve Owen – but there’s been no more talk of the missing ex-husband until this week.
Some speculators believe Ray will arrive in Albert Square amid fears that Hunter is in grave danger as Aidan Maguire seeks revenge.
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In scenes aired on Tuesday (8 May), Mel left a message for her ex, not knowing what to do when she believed Hunter was in trouble.
Despite seeing a sinister-looking car with blacked-out windows, and fearing the worst, it was actually revealed that Hunter was bunking off school with some friends.
If Ray IS heading to Walford, who will play him? And will he be as dishy as Mel’s previous exes?
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