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Eastenders pair arrive in Ireland for Redwater spin-off

 The cast have now finished filming the six-part, BBC One drama, to be broadcast next year
Sherna Noah, PA

KAT and Alfie Moon have turned up in Ireland in the first official snap of the EastEnders' spin-off Redwater.

Viewers will see the pair, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie, head to the tiny, fictional village in Ireland to search for Kat's long lost son.

The cast have now finished filming the six-part, BBC One drama, to be broadcast next year.

In the show, "Kat's quest for the truth uncovers secrets that the village of Redwater would rather were left buried at sea".

Danish director Jesper Nielsen, whose credits include Borgen, is directing the drama, created by former EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins.

"Now is the perfect time to take two of EastEnders' most beloved and enduring characters out of their comfort zone as they head to Ireland to search for answers to some very big questions," he previously said.

"My team here are very excited about creating a whole new drama that stands apart from EastEnders while taking our style of storytelling to a place of stories, myth, secrets and immeasurable beauty."

Redwater also stars Fionnula Flanagan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ian McElhinney, Angeline Ball, Peter Campion and Stanley Townsend.

Kat and Alfie were last seen in EastEnders in January.

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