DENISE Fox’s hopes of a happy family Christmas will be blown to smithereens when her serial killer ex Lucas Johnson returns to the Square.
Denise will turn to policeman Jack Branning to help her deal with the preacher turned murderer, who was sent to prison in 2016 following a gruesome killing spree.
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Viewers will see Denise enjoying spending time with her son Raymond in the countdown to Christmas.
But she’ll be shocked out of her skin when she comes face to face with a ghost from her past – Lucas.
She gets another shock when she realises that Lucas has Chelsea in tow, who is equally as shocked to see her mum with Raymond.
Viewers will see Denise head home, rattled by her shock encounter with Lucas.
But as she explains what’s happened, there’s a knock on the door and Denise opens it to see Chelsea standing there.
Denise warns her daughter that Lucas can’t be trusted and, as they’re chatting, Patrick slips away.
Viewers will see Jack open his door to Patrick asking for his help.
But later, Patrick takes matters into his own hands when Jack fails to step up to the task.
But is Patrick only going to make things worse?
Speaking about his return, actor Don told HOAR Online: “I’m thrilled and honoured to be asked to breathe life once again into such a complex, controversial and divisive character but, most importantly, to have another opportunity to work alongside one of the UK’s finest actors, Diane Parish.”
He added: “I feel blessed.”