Remember when Lucifer star Tom Ellis was in EastEnders?

The first half of Lucifer’s fifth series hits Netflix today, and fans are no doubt excited to jump in and find out what’s next for the devilish protagonist.

The crime drama — which is based on Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel series — sees the titular character abandon his role in hell, and open a nightclub in LA, before assisting the cops with cases in the surrounding area.

The first half of the fifth series drops on Netflix today, and actor Tom Ellis has his work cut out for him in portraying two different roles.

But do you remember when the devil himself appeared in EastEnders?

Well, kind of.

Tom had a pretty lengthy stint in the BBC One soap back in 2006, when he portrayed Dr. Oliver Cousins.

The Lucifer star made his first appearance in January of that very year amid the soap’s 3092nd episode.

in addition to being Walford’s GP, Oliver’s storylines primarily centred around his romance with Little Mo (Lacey Ainsworth)

Unfortunately, love didn’t prevail, and Little Mo decided not to leave with him in May 2006, which resulted in viewers bidding farewell to Oliver.

Following his departure from EastEnders, Tom went on to feature in several popular series’, including The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who and Merlin.

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Lucifer commenced in 2016, and ran for three seasons on Fox until the broadcaster cancelled the series.

Netflix picked it up and a fourth season aired on the streaming service in 2018, with the first half of the fifth arriving today.

Lucifer Series 5A is available to stream on Netflix today.

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