Ian Beale to be haunted in EastEnders special

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 November 2014
Ian Beale and Cindy Beale

Ian Beale and Cindy Beale

Ian Beale will be haunted by the ghosts of previous 'EastEnders' characters in a forthcoming mini-episode of the BBC One soap which will be broadcast as part of 'Children in Need'

Ian Beale is to be haunted by ghosts of 'Eastenders' past for 'Children in Need'.

The Watford businessman - played by Adam Woodyatt - will be reunited with several spooky familiar faces in a forthcoming one-off mini-episode which will be broadcast as part of the BBC charity telethon.

The 46-year-old actor explains: "After being knocked unconscious Ian finds himself taken back in time and he comes into contact with Pat, Cindy, Kathy and Lucy in various iconic places around The Square,"

Gillian Taylforth, Michelle Collins, Pam St Clement and Hetti Bywater will assume their characters once again in the spooky situation, with Adam revealing that his character will find that the encounters bring about mixed emotions.

He told Radio Times magazine: "I don't want to spoil it but Ian is really happy to see some faces and completely knocked for six by others but then again I think finding your late ex-wife in your kitchen is enough to shock anyone."

Returning actress Gillian, who originally appeared as Ian's mum Kathy, has also spoken about getting back to Albert Square, saying: "Once I was back in the café with my apron on and stirring the beans it was like I had never left."

Discussing the return of the iconic characters, Adam added: "It was one of the best days I have ever had at work.

"I never thought I would see the day where I was reunited with Gillian, Pam, Michelle and Hetti so to work with them all again and for such a great cause was an absolute dream."

The special will be broadcast on BBC One on November 14.

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