Kat & Alfie: Heart Wrenching Scenes Ahead

Shane Richie has said that future scenes are some of the "toughest" he and Jessie Wallace have filmed.

Kat & Alfie have been separated since Kat  discovered that Alfie had started the fire which left her badly burned and homeless.

Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie as Kat and Alfie Moon in EastEnders
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Speaking on BBC Radio 2 this afternoon (February 17), Richie teased what lies ahead for the estranged pair: "We have played some incredible stuff. Everything from the cot death to the baby swap and when Kat had an affair with [Derek Branning].

"But the stuff that we've just filmed, which is going to be out at Easter, is probably some of the toughest from the whole Kat and Alfie saga. After 12 years this is sort of the pinnacle, and I found that really tough to play. But I don't want to say too much because it is heart-wrenching."

On whether the couple should be reunited once again, Wallace added: "I think it doesn't work if it's not Kat and Alfie. We've tried it and it just doesn't work. The audience want to see them back together again."

Kat meets up with Alfie
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The pair were speaking as EastEnders' Live Week gets underway tonight (February 17), with the cast preparing for a fully live episode this Friday (February 20).

Confirming that Kat will be drunk "throughout" the week's live inserts and Friday's special, Wallace said that she doesn't find the prospect of going live nerve-wrecking.

"No it's not because when you're filming on a daily basis, you don't get time to rehearse," she explained. "This is great because we've got so many chances to rehearse, so when we do actually do it live, it's the best that we can do it because we've had so many opportunities to get it right. So I'm loving it."

EastEnders' Live Week begins tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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