EastEnders SPOILER: First look at villain Ray Kelly as he confronts Jack Branning in Walford
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EastEnders SPOILER: First look at villain Ray Kelly as he confronts Jack Branning in Walford

If he's anything like his sister Ciara, this is terrifying news for Mel Owen

Mel Owen’s worst nightmare is going to come true when her gangster ex-husband Ray Kelly arrives in Walford.

The bar manager finally escaped Ray’s grip before returning to Walford with her son Hunter, but now he’s going to follow her.

EastEnders SPOILER: First look at villain Ray Kelly as he confronts Jack Branning in Walford
Ray won’t take long to try and stamp his authority on Walford (Credit: BBC)

Viewers watched last week as Hunter summoned Ray to Albert Square by calling him with a scheming lie about Jack Branning trying to make him call him dad.

Now the first look of his arrival has been revealed and things aren’t looking good for Jack.

The businessman is thrown when Ray arrives, clutching Mel’s keys and making himself known.

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Irish actor Sean Mahon is playing the dangerous new arrival.

A source said previously: “She really shouldn’t trust Ray and he will make his presence felt immediately after arriving.

“He’s got charm and charisma but given his family ties to Ciara, he is not to be messed with and he has an agenda.

Mel has moved on with Jack so will Ray try to win her back, or worse get rid of Jack completely? (Credit: BBC)

“Ray’s arrival will have a massive impact on Jack, Mel, Hunter and others in Walford.”

Mel’s sister-in-law was a formidable foe who left Mel and even Sharon Mitchell terrified.

She forced Sharon to confess to stealing the heist money and made Mel get it back.

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So if he is even a fraction as terrifying as Ciara, who handled her ex Aidan easily enough, then Mel should be worried.

Ray is set to clash with Albert Square’s resident hardman Phil Mitchell when he’s brought there by Hunter.

And with Mel happy with Jack Branning, how will her ex take the news and will he win her back or should Jack be worried for himself?

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