Is there anyone who hasn’t got a soft spot for Alfie? (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)
He was diagnosed back in the summer, after taking a punch in the stomach from off-the-rails son Tommy Moon (Sonny Kendall).
Alfie’s prostate was enlarged, and further tests revealed it was cancerous.
She’d been furious with Alfie for disappearing – when in fact he’d secretly has his prostate removed and had headed to Spain to recuperate, without telling her or their kids why.
Alfie eventually told Kat the truth (Picture: BBC)
When he confessed the truth, Kat was keen to help and even attended his cancer treatment with him.
But as Alfie finishes his first course of treatment, he’s left gutted.
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The lovable market trader has planned a movie night with Linda Carter (Kellie Bright), but he’s left devastated when she fails to show.
Linda, as viewers know, is currently coming to terms with the fact that she killed Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) on Christmas Day.
The landlady was able to cover up the crime with the help of five fellow Walford women but this ordeal, coupled with Dean Wicks’ (Matt Di Angelo) presence in the Square, has left her seeking solace in the booze.
Will Alfie find out what is bothering Linda? Can Linda open up to her friend?
One to watch: Thursday January 11 at 7:30pm on BBC One.
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Alfie’s in for a shock.