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Father Dermott Dolan (born Luke Slater) is the biological son of Kat Mitchell and Harry Slater. He is also the adoptive son of Peter and Iris Dolan, as well as being the twin brother of Zoe Slater. Dermott has never appeared in EastEnders, only Redwater.

Backstory[]

Luke was conceived after his biological mother, Kat Slater was raped by her uncle Harry Slater, when she was 13. As Kat was so young, she was told she only had one baby, a daughter who was born first. Minutes later, another baby was born (a boy) unexpectedly, but Kat was told it was the afterbirth. Kat's mother Viv Slater, knew that she had been raped by Harry, but kept quiet. Together, Viv and Kat's nan Mo Harris named the baby ‘Luke Slater’, but decided to give him away, as Viv feared that Luke might turn out like his father in the future. Viv wanted to keep Zoe, as she was born first and thought it would be right. Viv and her husband Charlie Slater raised Zoe as their own daughter, she said she could not have passed off being pregnant with twins, giving her another reason to put Luke up for adoption. Luke was later adopted by an Irish couple, called Peter and Iris Dolan, and they decided to change his name to Dermott.

Kill Count[]

  1. Lance Byrne: Pushes him underwater while praying for his soul and drowns him.

See also[]

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