A familiar face returns to Albert Square in the shape of Mel Owen, who goes straight to the cafe to see ex-husband Ian. Stunned by her arrival, Ian catches up with her - but it soon becomes apparent that Mel may not just be there for a trip down memory lane. Meanwhile, the Ahmed family is thrown into turmoil over Daisy's disappearance, leaving Masood feeling guilty. Tamzin Outhwaite rejoins the cast 16 years after leaving the show.


Main cast

  • Tamzin Outhwaite as Mel Owen
  • Harry Reid as Ben Mitchell
  • Indira Joshi as Mariam Ahmed
  • Madhav Sharma as Arshad Ahmed
  • Nitin Ganatra as Masood Ahmed
  • Lorraine Stanley as Karen Taylor
  • Clair Norris as Bernadette Taylor
  • Zack Morris as Keegan Baker
  • Shona McGarty as Whitney Carter
  • Maisie Smith as Tiffany Butcher
  • James Bye as Martin Fowler
  • Adam Woodyatt as Ian Beale
  • Gillian Taylforth as Kathy Beale
  • Letitia Dean as Sharon Mitchell
  • Jamie Borthwick as Jay Brown

Guest cast

  • Amelie Smith as Daisy
  • Harriet Green as PC Anna Heckley
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