PC Kate Morton (previously Mitchell, also Kate Tyler) made her first appearance 24 December 2002. She is portrayed by Jill Halfpenny.


Kate met Phil Mitchell when he was in hospital visiting his godson Jamie after being hit by a car. When Jamie dies Kate gives Phil a shoulder to cry on and they quickly begin a relationship. She tells him that she is a nail technician and that her name is Tyler, and one time when she confronts him about rumours that he killed his ex-lover Lisa Fowler her notices a small microphone under her jumper. She reveals to him that she is an undercover police officer who is trying to get him done for Lisa's murder. Phil goes into a rage but she tells him that she's fallen in love with him and she will quit the police so that she can be with him. Although he's angry at first he forgives her and she opens up a nail salon and her proposes to her.

On their wedding day, her alcoholic father, Geoff, makes an unwelcome return and refuses to hide his hatred for Phil, although they make up for Kate's sake. At their reception in The Queen Vic, Kate throws her bouquet of flowers, only for them to be caught by Lisa, who demands to see her daughter louise, who Phil has custody of after travelling to Portugal to get her from Lisa. After Phil is framed by Den Watts and arrested for attempted robbery and assault, Kate is disgusted and ends their brief marriage. She gives Louise to Lisa, who leaves Walford again with her daughter.

Kate gains a new work partner, Den's wife Chrissie Watts, a hairdresser. Kate and Den begin an affair, and when Chrissie finds out, she hacks off Kate's hair before confronting her. However, they later become friends again and continue to work together. After her father's suicide, Kate is offered the opportunity to rejoin the police force in Brighton. She takes the offer, closes the salon, and leaves Walford.

See also


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 | Andrew Cotton
Characters (Selected)
Andy O'Brien | Lou Beale | Pete Beale | Arthur Fowler | Cindy Beale | Steve Owen | Tiffany Mitchell | Ethel Skinner | Angie Watts | Roy Evans | 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 | Daniel Cook | Harry Slater
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