EastEnders is bringing back baby-faced murderer Bobby Beale in a shock twist.
The schoolboy will be making an explosive return after being banged up for killing his own sister Lucy and attacking mum Jane with a hockey stick.
Bobby was last seen on-screen in October 2017 after he was sentenced to six years imprisonment for unlawfully killing Lucy and four for grievous bodily harm with intent on Jane.
Not much has been been heard about Bobby since, although his sentence was extended for fighting, as he has refused to see Ian.
In tonight’s episode, Ian received a letter from the youth offenders institute which revealed Bobby’s very imminent release date.
Ian was stunned by the news of Bobby’s return
Bobby killed his own sister Lucy in shocking scenes
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The letter, titled ‘Bobby Beale resettlement’, explained that the teen killer is due to be released on 15th June 2019.
It read: "In order to ensure a soot transition for Bobby from the secure estate back into the community, I would like to arrange an appointment for a home visit to discuss with you any resettlement needs and the conditions of his licence on return."
Shaky Ian looked very nervous about the prospect of his son returning back to Albert Square.
Ian took out the letter at the pub
The letter revealed Bobby’s release date
Last week, Ian had spoken to Mel about Bobby’s crimes and how he handled the situation.
Jane found Bobby standing over Lucy’s dead body and moved the corpse to protect her adopted son.
The Beale family agreed to protect Bobby’s dark secret, much to the disgust of Peter who decided to leave the country.
Bobby attacked Jane in a brutal attack
Bobby walked into the Vic as Ian gives his best man speech to confess
Speaking to Mel, Ian explained that Bobby was not in contact with Jane and would not agree to see him.
He said: "I still don’t understand what went wrong with him. He was the kindest child. Maybe it was losing his mum when he was so young. How does a young brain cope with it?
Bobby became increasingly violent after killing Lucy and tore apart the entire family.
Bobby had blood on his hands and his stick
After being sent to boarding school, he attacked Jane with a hockey stick and confessed his crimes to everyone in the pub.
When asked if he’d lie for bobby again, Ian added: "He needed help, proper help.
"We thought we were protecting him. That one night nearly destroyed all of us. So the best advice I can give your friend is to stop it now while she still can."
Will Bobby confront Ian on his return to Albert Square?
Bobby stood up in court
Bobby was sent down for a long time
EastEnders viewers took to Twitter after discovering the development.
One viewer said: "Crazy Bobby’s coming home"
Another added: "Bobby coming back, isn’t he? Ugh. Bet we get a whole storyline about what he went through inside. I dont care, not after brushed Max’s trauma aside so easily."
A third asked: "Will it be a new Bobby?"
*EastEnders airs on BBC One on Monday and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm
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