Kat Slater in EastEnders: Your Loves and Lows

Kat Slater in EastEnders has been causing trouble in Walford for 200o. She was the first on the show from 2000 to 2005, again from 2010 to 2016, and returned to Albert Square in 2018.

Kat has been the centerpiece of some of the more iconic EastEnders stories, and was half of one of the series’ most popular couples.


Kat and Alfie were one of the most popular couples in EastEnders (Credit: BBC)

Kat is played by actress Jessie Wallace and was also played by Kate Peck in an on-screen flashback in 2001 and Sumar-Elise Sandford in a flashback in 2018.

Jessie also starred as Kat Slater in an EastEnders spin-off drama called Kat and Alfie: Redwater in 2017.

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Jessie has won many awards for her portrayal of Kat, including Best Actress at the British Soap Awards in 2011. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress TV BAFTA the same year she played Pat Phoenix in the BBC 4 drama The Road to Coronation Street.

The path to Coronation Street Jessie Wallace
Jessie played Pat Phoenix in The Road to Coronation Street (Image credit: BBC)

She has also appeared in Strictly Come Dancing and on stage in the West End and in touring productions.

Jessie’s off-screen antics were often as dramatic as her on-screen alter ego life. She has been suspended by EastEnders more than once, but she remains a firm favorite with fans.

Kat Slater in EastEnders and daughter Zoe

Leopard-loving Kat came to Walford with the Slater family – her siblings Little Mo, Lynne and Zoe, Papa Charlie and Grandmother Mo.

Kat was overprotective of Zoe and the couple often clashed because of her interference. When her uncle Harry came to visit, Kat’s behavior worsened and she was horrified when Zoe explained that she planned to live with Harry in Spain.

Zoe Slater and Kat Slater
Zoe discovered Kat was her mother (Image credit: BBC)

In one of the most dramatic (and most quoted!) Scenes from EastEnders, Zoe yelled at Kat in the street, yelling, “You’re not my mom!”

And Kat yelled back: “Yes, that’s me!”

It was revealed that Kat had been abused by Harry and gave birth to Zoe as a teenager.

Kat and Zoe eventually rebuilt their relationship.

Kat Slater and Alfie Moon

Kat fell in love with Alfie while they were working together at the Queen Vic. But their romance didn’t bottom out, and instead Kat began a relationship with gangster Andy Hunter. The couple became engaged, but Alfie cut the wedding up dramatically and instead he and Kat married on Christmas Day.

Kat and Alfie wedding
Kat and Alfie tied the knot on Christmas Day (Photo credit: BBC / iplayer)

Andy’s interference continued, however, and eventually Kat and Alfie split up and Kat left Walford. When she returned, she found that Alfie was in a relationship with her sister Mo. But he realized that it was Kat he loved, and eventually Mr. and Mrs. Moon made up and left Albert Square together.

The couple has been on and off ever since.

Baby swap

When Kat and Alfie returned to Walford in 2010, Kat was pregnant with Alfie’s cousin, Michael’s baby. Kat gave birth to son Tommy in December 2010 and was hospitalized with complications after giving birth. Meanwhile, Ronnie Mitchell (then Ronnie Branning) discovered that their newborn baby James had died of sudden infant death syndrome.

Desperate Ronnie traded babies and Kat believed it was her death that had died. She blamed her father Charlie for leaving her baby alone while he had a drink, and she tried hard to cope with it.

Kat Slater and baby Tommy in EastEnders
Kat got baby Tommy back (Image Credit: BBC / YouTube)

After four months, Ronnie gave Tommy back to his disbelieving parents and made himself the police. Kat forgave Ronnie and visited her in jail.

Kat and Alfie again

The moons seemed solid for a while, but Kat was having an affair with Derek Branning and the divorced couple.

Alfie started a relationship with Roxy Mitchell and they were planning a wedding. This time it was Kat who interrupted the ceremony – just a few minutes late. But Alfie ran out of his new wife and opted for Kat instead.

Kat Slater and the nun
Kat discovered she had a boy she didn’t know about (Photo credit: BBC / YouTube)

Nothing was clear-cut for the moons, however, and Kat was soon going bad again when she discovered that Zoe had a twin brother – the revelation that led to the split from Redwater.

In a roller coaster ride a few months from now, the moons won the lottery and Alfie discovered he had a brain tumor. And the couple went to Spain to live there.

RIP Kat Slater

In 2018, Mo returned to Walford and told Stacey Slater that Kat was dead. But it turned out to be fake news – another money making scam by Mo.

Kat arrived in the middle of her own funeral just as Mick was giving a speech about her. Since then, apart from a short break, she has been back in Walford.

Kat Slater’s romances

Kat and Alfie’s chance to reconcile fell apart when it was discovered that Alfie was the father of Hayley Slater’s baby Cherry.


Kat found out Alfie was Baby Cherry’s dad (Credit: BBC)

In a dramatic Christmas episode, Hayley pushed Alfie down the stairs thinking she’d killed him, but Alfie was fine and instead ran off with Baby Cherry.

After Alfie left, Kat began a relationship with Kush Kazemi. During the Covid-19 lockdown, the couple suffered money problems thanks to Kush’s gambling addiction and the Panesars rent increase. Kat organized a robbery with Phil Mitchell, Ben Mitchell, and Shirley Carter.


Kat and Phil had a relationship (Credit: BBC)

Kat recently had a secret relationship with Phil Mitchell, but she felt guilty about seeing him while he caused Kush to go to jail. After Kush died, Kat felt even worse and broke off their romance.

And now Kat is in the hospital thanks to her connections with Phil. Can you do something? What do you think? Leave us a comment our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know.

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