EastEnders and Redwater actress, Jessie Wallace, has finally spoken out about the future of Kat and Alfie Moon by confirming there are currently no plans for a second series of their spin-off show.
The drama series, which was set in the fictional Irish town of Redwater, followed Kat, Alfie and their son Tommy as they tried to track down Kat’s long-lost son.
But despite high hopes, the series failed to attract much of an audience, despite the much-loved characters being involved.
On Lorraine’s show this morning, Jessie was asked if there would be a second series of the show.
She said: “I don’t think there will be.”
A BBC Spokesperson confirmed the news saying: “In order to increase the range of new original drama on BBC One, Kat & Alfie: Redwater won’t be returning.”
Jessie also admitted she had no idea what had become of her character, who was last seen being dragged lifelessly out of the water by her murderous son, Dermott.
Meanwhile Alfie, played by Shane Ritchie, was in surgery having his brain tumour operated on when he suffered a cardiac arrest.
Neither character has been confirmed alive or dead. Although, considering Kat’s cousin, Stacey Fowler in EastEnders, hasn’t had any devastating news, we’re hoping they’re alive and well.
Jessie also spoke about missing her outspoken alter-ego to Lorraine.
She said: “I miss Kat. I miss the scripts with the great one-liners. I do miss my friends there.”
After a massive drop in ratings, a source previously told The Sun that Redwater was facing the axe.
The source said: “Everyone thought Redwater would be a huge hit given the massive, loyal fanbase EastEnders has. EastEnders draws in over six million viewers each episode so producers thought Redwater would follow suit and get at least three quarters of the audience.
“It got off to a brilliant start with five million so their hopes were up, but the ratings for episode two were bleak. The fact so many people turned off after episode one [was] very telling.
“It’s a big blow for Jessie and Shane too.”
Redwater was developed by EastEnders former executive producer, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, who was responsible for the Who Killed Lucy Beale and Peggy Mitchell’s death storylines.
We hear there’s an opening over at Elstree coming up soon, Dom, if you’re interested?