Ashley storms out of the restaurant and the couple end their relationship.Christian arrives in Walford as he has nowhere to stay. Christian flirts with Ian's stepson, Steven (Aaron Sidwell), so Steven pretends Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner) is his girlfriend to put Christian off.
Christian walks in on them about to have sex and stops them.
Ian punches Christian over what happened with Lucy and Olly, but when he catches Lucy attempting to leave with Olly, he insists she move in with Christian again.
Christian is surprised to see his mother Linda (Lynda Baron) after having lost contact with her for nearly 20 years.
Christian Clarke is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera East Enders, portrayed by John Partridge.
He first appeared in the show's 3,509th episode, originally broadcast in the United Kingdom on 17 January 2008, and was introduced as the brother of established character Jane Beale (Laurie Brett).
He was introduced as a new homosexual character for the show, following the popularity of Coronation Street Christian's storylines have mostly revolved around his relationship with Syed Masood (Marc Elliott), but his other storylines have included a friendship with Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) and being involved in the coming out storylines of both Steven Beale (Aaron Sidwell) and Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe).
On 17 September 2012, it was announced that Partridge would be leaving his role, following Elliott's decision to leave the show.
Christian is first mentioned when his older sister Jane Beale (Laurie Brett) receives an invitation to his civil ceremony with partner Ashley Jennings (Tony Boncza).
Jane throws the invitation away but it is later found by Jane's husband Ian (Adam Woodyatt).