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Chilling scenes over the festive period of hit BBC soap EastEnders saw Lucas Johnson returning to Walford.

Fans of the soap will know Lucas is responsible for the death of his ex Trina, the mother of his son Jordan.

Lucas shoved his ex during a showdown and she was impaled on a rake as a result.

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Next, he killed Libby’s father Owen Turner by strangling him a car with a bow tie and he then buried the body under tree.

Lucas was also believed to have killed two prostitutes in 2010 as well.

So, as you can imagine, fans were left stunned to see the character return to the set after being released from prison.


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Lucas is now living with his daughter Chelsea Fox but why either of them have returned we’re yet to find out.

In recent scenes, Lucas was was left for dead after being violently attacked in front of his daughter, with yet more drama unfolding in Albert Square.

Here’s everything you need to know about Don Gilet, the actor who plays Lucas…

Who is Don Gilet?

Don first popped up in EastEnders as villain Lucas in 2008 and left the soap two years later.

He then briefly reappeared in 2016 and has since returned in 2020 for reasons we’re yet to discover.

Don, 56, was born in Walsall and he was once nominated for a British Soap Award for Villain of the Year.


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The actor has various credits to his name, including Love and Marriage, Doctor Who and Holby City and Midsummer Murders.

The soap star made his breakthrough in Babyfather, and went on to become the lead in BBC police drama 55 Degrees North.

Don lives with his partner Tracy Whitwell in London, who works as an actress.


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Tracy has worked on various shows including Playing the Field, Soldier Soldier and Peep Show.

Together Don and Tracy share a son named Flynn.

Discussing his son in an interview with The Sunday Post back in 2014, the actor said: “Flynn’s eight and he’s pretty rambunctious.

“I think he’s got some of my playful genes I think my playfulness is probably closer to the surface than most 40-something’s.

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“I have fun at work but when I get home I have to become a father and keep an eye on him not getting too wild.

“He’s a lovely kid but he’s very active and loves to run about the place. If you wind him up to play you have to allow the time to calm him before he beds down at night.”

Will Lucas Johnson kill again?

Viewers are certain Lucas knows who is next target will be after a chilling chat he had with Ruby Allen.

However, it’s not yet clear why Lucas is back but Chelsea has revealed he’s changed his ways.

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