Charles "Charlie" Slater is a fictional character from the British soap opera East Enders, played by actor Derek Martin, making his first appearance on 4 September 2000.He is played by Jason Mc Gregor in flashbacks broadcast in 2001.He also makes a cameo appearance in the second series of the spin-off East Enders: E20.

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The Scottish international midfielder made his name at Rangers before a move south across the border saw him join Blackpool.

An impressive Premier League debut season in 2011 resulted in Liverpool paying £6.75m for him.

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Demanding to know the identity of her birth father, Zoe and Charlie are stunned to discover that it was Charlie's brother Harry (Michael Elphick).

Zoe runs away after the revelation and when she returns, the family discover that she has been living with an old school friend Kelly Taylor (Brooke Kinsella) in a brothel, where they worked as prostitutes.

Soon after, Kelly arrives in Walford and Charlie agrees that she can stay with them, which she does so for two years.

The reaction to Charlie's axing was negative with Stuart Heritage from The Guardian saying that it "should be a national day of mourning" and Phil Daniels, who had previously played Kevin Wicks, also criticised the axings, stating that Charlie was a "good character". Martin returned for a two episode stint in April; his return saw 10.31 million people watch on 19 April and 8.43 million on 21 April.

On 3 November 2013, it was announced that Martin would return again, Charlie, a widowed cab driver whose wife Viv Slater (April Martin) is dead, arrives in Walford with his mother-in-law Mo Harris (Laila Morse), daughters Lynne (Elaine Lordan), Kat (Jessie Wallace), Little Mo (Kacey Ainsworth), and Zoe (Michelle Ryan), plus Lynne's boyfriend, Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves).