EASTENDERS has confirmed Tommy Moon's recasting in this week's boxet episodes.
Actor Shay Crotty recently revealed he has left the soap as Tommy after his role was recast.
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Now Sonny Kendall has taken over the role and will be seen from Thursday's episode onwards.
He is the fourth actor to play Kat's eldest son in just ten years.
In one scene available to watch on iPlayer now he is playing football in the cafe in front of his exasperated mum Kat and boyfriend Phil Mitchell.
It comes after Shay left the role after playing the son of Kat Slater since 2015 from when he was five.
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Tommy took centre stage last year in scenes that saw him open up to former stepdad Kush Kazemi about his struggles with school.
He was later diagnosed with dyslexia and found help from teacher Isaac Baptiste who offered to tutor him outside of school.
Actor Shay has now confirmed he has left the show with a series of Instagram posts.
He posted pictures with his on-screen family including mum Jessie Wallace and great aunt Gillian Wright.
Shay also shared pictures with James Bye and Maddy Hill.
He thanked the team for his time on the show, and heaped praise on his co-stars.
"Thank you @bbceastenders for having me and making me part of the team!” he wrote.
"I've had the best years with you, I've learnt so much and had the best time both on and off set with the best family."
He added: "Gonna miss you so much mummy Kat (Jessie) we had such fun and laughs over the years!!
"It was just a such pleasure working with you and dad @theshanerichie, I learnt so much from you both and laughed so much!! Best family on the square #fact."
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