EastEnders hard man shows soft side

Updated: 20 November 2012 08:48

EastEnders fans have been told that they will see a different side to Albert Square bad guy Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) once again in the coming weeks.

EastEnders fans have been told that they will see a different side to Albert Square bad guy Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) once again in the coming weeks.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Bianca Butcher (Patsy Palmer) returns to Walford after serving out her prison sentence and while daily life continues to be a struggle, Uncle Derek helps her out.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Palmer said of Bianca's return: "Derek helps her because he's been in prison - she gets on with him, she's probably one of the few people who does!"

She continued: "I think it's nice that Bianca's chosen to get on with Derek. Carol's (Bianca's mother, played by Lindsey Coulson) got a bond with Derek even though it might not be the greatest, but they still are quite close.

"And I think that Carol probably wouldn't want her to know what went on in their past. It's all a bit twisted and secret.

"I love the stuff I've had to do with Jamie Foreman. I only wish that we'd had more of it."