EastEnders fans watched as Alfie Moon was been diagnosed with prostate cancer after being urged to seek medical help from Phil Mitchell.
EastEnders viewers believe Alfie Moon’s (played by Shane Richie) cancer diagnosis will bring him closer to another Walford resident.
Following being punched in the stomach by his son Tommy (Sonny Kendall), Alfie was left in visible pain with bruises.
Although he insisted it was nothing, Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) noticed the pain and urged him to go to the hospital where doctors ran a series of tests.
Having a CT scan for some internal checks after blood was found in his urine, the consultant told him they needed to rule out the possibility of prostate cancer.
However, EastEnders bosses have confirmed Alfie will later be diagnosed, which has made fans believe it’ll bring him and Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) together.
@Lambbiryani_ commented: “Idk but I feel like because Alfie thinks he might be dying, he’s gonna adapt that ‘only live once’ mindset and go for Linda?”
@Queen_paulsonx tweeted: “I love the Alfie x Linda friendship so much but I can’t help but hope they’ll become something more in the distant future.”
@SukeveEE23 added: “They do work well together…I suppose it depends on what they chose to do with Kat though!”
@Osmondmania said: “I [heart] Linda & Alfie’s friendship! I think they’d make a lovely couple.”
@mikepriestley13 commented: “Wondering if Linda and Alfie could get together.. I hope so I think it could work.”
With @NoniFlax101adding: “Alfie and Linda are so great together – love their friendship and support for each other.”
However, some believe it could reignite the spark with his former partner Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) who is currently engaged to Phil.
Speaking about the upcoming storyline, EastEnders’ executive producer Chris Clenshaw detailed how the soap has worked with charities to ensure it’s told accurately.
He said: “When we first embarked on this storyline we knew it was imperative that we worked alongside Prostate Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support to take on and accurately portray such an emotional and pivotal storyline for Alfie, and one that many viewers may relate to.
Shane [Richie] has thoughtfully portrayed the realities of being diagnosed with prostate cancer with grace and understanding.
“We hope that this storyline resonates with the audience, and that we represent it as sensitively, and as accurately as possible.”
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