The penultimate scene of tonight’s (14 February) episode of the BBC One soap saw Preston Cooper (Martin Anzor) make an unannounced arrival in Walford.
Preston is the student Michelle became romantically involved with in Florida – in the process breaking the law as, at 17, he is below the state’s age of consent which is 18.
Michelle opened up to best friend Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean) about what had really precipitated her return to Walford in a special episode of the soap in January.
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As Michelle returned home from babysitting for Martin (James Bye) and Stacey (Lacey Turner), Preston approached her in the street and queried whether the Valentine’s Day card she was holding (a gesture from Martin) meant he had competition.
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It wasn’t long before Michelle and her toy boy lover were locked in a passionate embrace but in the cold light of day how will Michelle explain his presence to her family?
According to his entry on IMDB, Martin Anzor has previously appeared in The Lodge, Disney’s music-filled drama that has been greenlit for a second series, as a character named Aaron.