He admitted to Stacey: “I messed up with Ruby and you going to prison, I want to be there for the kids and for you.”
Being blunt and looking uncomfortable, she called him “a complete idiot” and went on to reveal she had remarried whilst being away.
Stacey said: “I wanted to meet you because I need your help. I need to tell the kids something, and I don’t think I can do it on my own.
“I, umm, I got married again.”
EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on BBC One.