Ian Beale, the indestructible verruca on the foot of EastEnders, will be seen making a return to Albert Square as a bloody tramp in episodes to be screened very soon.
He has been absent from Walford since last month when he was jilted at the altar, and tabloid rumours speculating that he would return as a homeless man have been confirmed.
With long hair, a beard and… quite a nice polo shirt, actually; it is assumed that he has spent the last few weeks living on the street dealing with his mental breakdown.
Show bosses worked with various mental health experts and charities when working on the scenes that saw him begin to lose grip on reality whilst struggling to deal with the break-up of his finances and his family. He will be seen making his return in the next few weeks.