Derek Evans made his first appearance on 1 March 2007. He is portrayed by Simon Lowe. Derek is a social worker who has appeared numerous times.


He visits Bert Atkinson and his grandson Jay Brown when Bert is trying to get a residency order for Jay to live with him permanently. Jay charms Derek, offering him a cup of tea and talking to him politely, impressing him.

January 2008, Derek visits Tanya Branning and her sister Rainie Cross.

October 2008, he attempts to sort out Jay's foster care problems when Billy Mitchell offers to care for him, as Jay does not want Dawn Swann to be his foster mother. Derek inspects the flat above The Queen Victoria public house, and allows Jay to stay with Billy, despite Roxy Mitchell's messiness.

July 2009, he visits Denise Wicks after Jordan Johnson's mother Trina reports her to the police, claiming that Denise has been abusing Jordan.

June 2010, he visits Phil Mitchell to assess his family including his children Louise and Ben, who has assaulted Jordan Johnson.

The following month he visits Phil and Peggy Mitchell to say that Louise's mother Lisa Fowler has made an application to see her daughter. Derek explains that the final decision is not up to Phil and his mother Peggy Mitchell says that Derek is a typical social worker – an interfering, home-wrecking busybody. Derek responds sarcastically and leaves. When Peggy returns Louise to Lisa, they contact Derek again, and when he arrives, Phil steals his bag to get Lisa's address.

9 April 2015, he attends to see Kat and Alfie Moon after Kat tried to commit suicide to asses her but Kat was unwilling to talk and Derek left. In July 2015, Derek visits Shirley Carter and Buster Briggs to discuss them having custody of their granddaughter, Jade Green.

4 May 2016, he visits 89 George Street to discuss whether Jay Mitchell can still live in there with Billy Mitchell, Honey Mitchell, Will Mitchell and Janet Mitchell because he is on the sex offenders register.

He returned to speak with Honey Mitchell again on 26th August 2016 about jay having drugs in the house and that if Jay Mitchell continued to stay there Will Mitchell and Janet Mitchell could be taken into care.

20 December 2016, he tells Sharon Mitchell that her step-daughter must take priority of Jay Mitchell and that he needs to move out or Child Services will take her.

List of Appearances

Ian Beale | Sharon Watts | Kathy Beale | Martin Fowler | Phil Mitchell | Bianca Jackson | Sonia Fowler | Peter Beale | Ben Mitchell | Billy Mitchell | Mo Harris | Patrick Trueman | Bobby Beale | Jean Slater | Ruby Allen | Denise Fox | Max Branning | Shirley Carter | Jay Brown | Rainie Branning | Jack Branning | Dotty Cotton | Whitney Dean | Tiffany Butcher | Dotty Cotton | Tina Carter | Linda Carter | Mick Carter | Kush Kazemi | Ollie Carter | Keegan Baker | Karen Taylor | Bernadette Taylor | Callum "Halfway" Highway | Mitch Baker | Stuart Highway | Bailey Baker | Habiba Ahmed | Iqra Ahmed | Ash Panesar | Sheree Trueman | Isaac Baptiste | Vinny Panesar | Jagvir Panesar | Suki Panesar
Characters (Selected)
Saeed Jeffery | Debbie Wilkins | Tony Carpenter | Kelvin Carpenter | Naima Jeffery | Sue Osman | Mehmet Osman | Ali Osman | Vicki Fowler | Zoe Slater | Chrissie Watts | David Wicks | Simon Wicks | Ricky Butcher | Diane Butcher | Liam Butcher | Dean Wicks | Babe Smith | Courtney Mitchell | Grant Mitchell | Nancy Carter | Johnny Carter | Tanya Cross | Lauren Branning | Michelle Fowler | Alfie Moon | Annie Smith | Lofty Holloway | Mary Smith | Bianca Jackson | Stacey Fowler | Lee Carter | Louise Mitchell | Lisa Fowler | Dot Branning | Keanu Taylor | Bex Fowler | Kat Slater
Characters (Selected)
Andy O'Brien | Lou Beale | Pete Beale | Arthur Fowler | Cindy Beale | Steve Owen | Tiffany Mitchell | Ethel Skinner | Angie Watts | Roy Evans | Andrew Cotton | Paul Trueman | Mark Fowler | Barry Evans | Nana Moon | Den Watts | Dennis Rickman | Johnny Allen | Pauline Fowler | Frank Butcher | Archie Mitchell | Bradley Branning | Tony King | Pat Evans | Heather Trott | Derek Branning | Stan Carter | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Jim Branning | Charlie Slater | Peggy Mitchell | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell | Roxy Mitchell | Steven Beale | Abi Branning | Harold Legg | Hunter Owen | Mel Owen  | Leo King | Denny Rickman
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