On hearing the news that "Nasty Nick" is alive and kicking (literally) here he is escaping from prison in 1998, returning to taunt his poor "Ma".
What will he be getting up to this time?
Actor Jon Altman says:
“After a five year break I'm very pleased and much looking forward to returning to EastEnders. With the promise of some hard hitting and gritty storylines, I'm sure the residents of Albert Square will be none too pleased to see Nick Cotton back on the streets of Walford.
I'm also looking forward to working alongside Declan Bennett and Pauline McLynn. And of course being reunited and working once again with my ‘dear old Ma’, the wonderful June Brown. ”
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