EastEnders badboy making shock return after seven years

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EastEnders badboy Ryan Malloy is making his return to Albert Square in the wake of daughter Lily’s pregnancy.

The character, who was last seen on screen seven years ago, will be rushing to Walford to demand answers about how his 12-year-old is expecting a baby.

Ryan is making his return to the Square but not for good reasons

The hunk stole the hearts of many women on the series – particularly Janine and Stacey

His return will connect with daughter Lily’s shocking pregnancy

The short stint, which will begin in February, will see Ryan (played once again by Neil McDermott) coming back all guns blazing to sort things out.

Seeing as he literally ended up in prison for accidentally killing Rob Grayson (Jody Latham) while protecting half-sister Whitney (Shona McGarty), it’s fair to say some people better be careful.

Thankfully we don’t have to wait too long to see what unfolds.

He was last seen on screen in November 2016 as a surprise guest at Whitney’s wedding to Lee Carter, following an early release from prison. He later moved to Wakefield with his prison officer wife.

“When I heard what the story was I was really pleased that the stars aligned and I was able to revisit Ryan and set foot back on the Square,” actor Neil said of his return.

“It was so lovely to see so many old friends and to work with Shona [McGarty] and Lacey [Turner] again, as well as to meet and work with Ryan’s daughter, played beautifully by Lillia.”

Chris Clenshaw, executive producer of the show, added: “It’s wonderful to welcome Neil back to the role of Ryan Malloy.

“Although we haven’t seen Ryan for some years, his character is still intertwined in the history of two of the show’s major characters, Stacey and Whitney.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him back for a short while as he’s thrust into the heart of the drama.”

The character will be back for a short stint this season

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