“And then he’d go straight to the fridge, and say ‘What you got?’” Gillian replied.
As for what’s in store for Ian when the show returns to television screens, he will be busy with his new business venture.
Viewers will remember him buying the Queen Vic with long-time friend Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean).
But little does she know he is responsible for her son, Dennis Rickman (Bleu Landau) dying.
EastEnders airs tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One and This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV,