Grant set to bed Ian's love
09:30 27 February 2006
'EastEnders' hardman Grant Mitchell is to bed Ian Beale's girlfriend when he returns to Albert Square.
The hunky tough guy, played by Ross Kemp, will set his sights on sexy Scot Jane Collins, actress Laurie Brett, and the pair will have a passionate fling.
The illicit affair will leave unlucky-in-love Ian, played by 39-year-old Adam Woodyatt, heartbroken and spark another hateful feud between the businessman, Grant and his brother Phil.
A show source revealed to Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Grant's return will have devastating consequences. He's attracted to Jane and she soon falls under his spell and they embark on a steamy affair. Ian looks set to suffer yet another huge upset, just as his life seemed to be getting back on track."
While Grant - who is returning to the soap next month - is bedding Jane, Ian and Phil will become embroiled in a bitter custody battle over Phil's son, Ian's half-brother, Ben, whose mother Kathy died in a car crash in South Africa.
Viewers will see the gripping new storyline unfold over the next few weeks.
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