'EastEnders' Ian Beale: More tramp pictures revealed
Published Jul 17 2012, 00:01 BST | By Paul Millar
This is a preview of the episode in which viewers first see EastEnders
businessman Ian Beale's stunning transformation into a tramp.EastEnders
fans took great interest in Ian's new look last month when an official picture was released
, confirming previous tabloid rumours
Now, we see the moment Ian returns to Walford as he comes face-to-face with Lauren Branning who is volunteering with the homeless. As Lauren does a double take, Ian puts his head down in an attempt to avoid his former neighbour.
Troubled Ian (Adam Woodyatt
) has been absent from Albert Square since last month, when he suffered a nervous breakdown and exited down a dual carriageway in his bare feet.
The cafe owner's problems, which included his debt and his struggle to look after Lucy and Bobby, reached a head when he was jilted by fiancée Mandy Salter on their wedding day.EastEnders
will air Ian Beale's return on Tuesday, July 31 at 7.30pm on BBC One.> Read our EastEnders spoiler for Ian's return episode> EastEnders Adam Woodyatt overwhelmed by fan response> EastEnders confirms Ian Beale breakdown plot