We’re told Mel’s mys­te­ri­ous ex-hus­band, Ray, will ar­rive in Wal­ford to kick off an Au­tumn of high-oc­tane drama…

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Mel Owen was keen to en­sure her son, Hunter Owen, didn’t try to con­tact her ex-hus­band, Ray, ear­lier this year. Hunter, how­ever, ig­nored her and we’re told Ray will ar­rive in Al­bert Square when Hunter dis­misses her wishes once again and he makes con­tact with him.

We don’t know a huge amount about Ray just yet, but our sources have sug­gested he’ll be a smooth op­er­a­tor with a charm­ing side.

He’s also the brother of gang­ster Ciara Maguire, whose hus­band was Ai­dan Maguire, and, with fam­ily like her, we’re bet­ting he’s in­volved in the shadier side of life. If he man­aged to win Mel’s highly sought-af­ter heart, we’re guess­ing he could be a vil­lain in the Steve Owen mould.

We also don’t imag­ine Mel’s cur­rent fella and for­mer de­tec­tive, Jack Bran­ning, and lo­cal vil­lain-inchief Phil Mitchell will be de­lighted to see a new al­pha male in town. We’re not con­vinced it will be good news for Hunter ei­ther. Af­ter all, he picked up that ma­nip­u­la­tive streak some­where!

Hunter ig­nores his mum, Mel, and gets in con­tact with her ex-hubby, Ray...

With Ai­dan as his brother-in-law and Ciara as his sis­ter, we’re guess­ing Ray will bring trou­ble...

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