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Charlie Winter will return to EastEnders as Hunter Owen for a "short stint"

He was last seen on screen in April 2019

Charlie Winter will return to EastEnders for a "short stint" later this year.

The 23-year-old star will reprise his role as Hunter Owen, who is currently banged up in prison after shooting dead his stepdad Ray Kelly in early January, but it's not yet known what his comeback plot will be.

Hunter shot step-dad Ray (credit: BBC)

An EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy: "We can confirm Charlie is back filming with EastEnders for a short stint, which will air later this year."

Hunter hasn't been seen on our screens since April 12th when his mum Mel Owen visited him in jail and offered him words of encouragement.

Charlie made his EastEnders debut in February 2018, and earlier this year Tamzin admitted she was "very sad" to see him depart the soap.

She said: "I feel very sad about not working with Charlie. He has a very bright future, so I'm excited for him as well."

Tamzin plays Hunter's mum Mel (Credit: BBC)

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As well as acting, Charlie also has a rap career and released his first single, Cheeky Chappy Flow, last December under the name Chaz.

A description for the clip, which appeared on his YouTube channel, read: "Chaz makes his artist debut with this witty and charismatic Freestyle Cheeky Chappy Flow.

We can confirm Charlie is back filming with EastEnders for a short stint, which will air later this year.

"Filmed in just under an hour."

Charlie started playing Hunter in February 2018 (Credit BBC)

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What's more, one of Charlie's relatives is still in EastEnders, with Jamie Borthwick (Jay Brown) revealing last October that he is related to the actor.

He said: "Charlie Winter and I are family.

"My great uncle is called Charlie Winter, so when they said there was a kid coming in called Charlie Winter, I was like, 'Seriously?'

"Turns out we are second cousins."

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