EastEnders spin-off to be filmed in Ireland

Alfie and Kat Moon (Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace)
Alfie and Kat Moon (Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace)

A six-part spin off from EastEnders is set to be shot in Ireland.

The show will be shot in Waterford in May and June and locals are being invited to audition for a role in the show.

The six-part series will revolve around popular characters Alfie and Kat Moon (Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace) and the BBC plan to broadcast the show later this year.

Casting for roles in the show will be at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club in Dunmore East on April 1 between 4pm and 8pm and at The Central Arts on The Quay in Waterford on Saturday April 2 between noon and 7pm.

Reports say the show will largely be shot in and around Dunmore East.

Speaking about the show Shane Richie said: “Both Jessie and I are absolutely thrilled to be given this amazing opportunity. To have a whole drama focused around Kat and Alfie is a huge honour for us both and we just can’t wait to start filming.”

Jessie added: “I have always loved working on EastEnders so when I heard of this new drama to take Kat and Alfie outside of Walford, I couldn’t believe our luck. To be exploring the next chapter for Kat as well as working alongside my best mate, Shane, is a dream come true and a huge compliment.”