Michael French returning to EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 May 2013
Michael French

Michael French

Michael French is to reprise his 'EastEnders' role of David Wicks for the third time in September

Michael French is returning to 'EastEnders'.

The 50-year-old actor will reprise his role as bad boy lothario David Wicks in September, 17 years after his official departure from Albert Square.

Michael - who first played David between 1993 and 1996 and returned for a brief two-week stint last year when his on-screen mother Pat Evans (Pam St. Clement) was dying of cancer - has been promised "major" storylines on his return.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "David is a massive character and was always hugely popular with fans. Michael's return to the soap is a huge coup for the BBC, and viewers will see his character back to charming, cunning best. He has also been assured of a couple of major, forthcoming storylines.

"He's a bit older but David still sees himself as a womaniser and is sure to break a few hearts third time around."

The former car salesman was forced to make a swift exit from Albert Square last year after threats from his childhood sweetheart Carol Jackson's brothers, the Brannings.

His return sparks speculation that he could reunite with Carol (Lindsay Coulson).

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