Derek Evans
Derek Evans
Portrayed by Simon Lowe
Gender Male Male
First Appearance 1 March 2007
Duration 2007–10, 2015–
Occupation Social Worker
Classification Former; recurring
Derek Evans made his first appearance on 1 March 2007. He is portrayed by Simon Lowe. Derek is a social worker who has appeared numerous times.


March 2007, he visits Bert Atkinson and his grandson Jay Brown when Bert is trying to get a residency order for Jay to live with him permanently. Jay charms Derek, offering him a cup of tea and talking to him politely, impressing him.

January 2008, Derek visits Tanya Branning and her sister Rainie Cross.

October 2008, he attempts to sort out Jay's foster care problems when Billy Mitchell offers to care for him, as Jay does not want Dawn Swann to be his foster mother. Derek inspects the flat above The Queen Victoria public house, and allows Jay to stay with Billy, despite Roxy Mitchell's messiness.

July 2009, he visits Denise Wicks after Jordan Johnson's mother Trina reports her to the police, claiming that Denise has been abusing Jordan.

June 2010, he visits Phil Mitchell to assess his family including his children Louise and Ben, who has assaulted Jordan Johnson.

The following month he visits Phil and Peggy Mitchell to say that Louise's mother Lisa Fowler has made an application to see her daughter. Derek explains that the final decision is not up to Phil and his mother Peggy Mitchell says that Derek is a typical social worker – an interfering, home-wrecking busybody. Derek responds sarcastically and leaves. When Peggy returns Louise to Lisa, they contact Derek again, and when he arrives, Phil steals his bag to get Lisa's address.

9 April 2015, he attends to see Kat and Alfie Moon after Kat tried to commit suicide to asses her but Kat was unwilling to talk and Derk left. In July 2015, Derek visits Shirley Carter and Buster Briggs to discuss them having custody of their granddaughter, Jade Green.

4 May 2016, he visits 89 George Street to discuss whether Jay Mitchell can still live in there with Billy Mitchell, Honey Mitchell, Will Mitchell and Janet Mitchell because he is on the sex offenders register.

He returned to speak with Honey Mitchell again on 26th August 2016 about jay having drugs in the house and that if Jay Mitchell continued to stay there Will Mitchell and Janet Mitchell could be taken into care.

20 December 2016, he tells Sharon Mitchell that her step-daughter must take priority of Jay Mitchell and that he needs to move out or Child Services will take her.

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Helen | Jo | Marie Evans | Sarah | Shrimp | Tracey | Winston 
Characters (Selected)
Peggy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Alfie Moon | Sean Slater | Ryan Malloy | Jean Slater | Charlie Slater | Danny Pennant | Zainab Khan | Andrew Cotton | Yvonne Cotton | Glenda Mitchell | Carol Jackson | Charlie Cotton | Cindy Williams Jnr | Liam Butcher | Lola Pearce | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Shabnam Kazemi | Cora Cross | Lee Carter | Babe Smith | Pam Coker | Les Coker | Claudette Hubbard | Preston Cooper
Characters (Selected)
Pat Evans | Stan Carter | Archie Mitchell | Nana Moon | Lou Beale | Tiffany Mitchell | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Carl White | Bradley Branning | Pauline Fowler | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell  | Roxy Mitchell   | Sylvie Carter  | Paul Coker
Actors Danny Dyer | Shane Richie | Adam Woodyatt | Steve McFadden | Mike Reid | Thomas Law | Neil McDermott | Charlie Clements | John Bardon | John Altman | Peter Dean | Perry Fenwick
Actresses Barbara Windsor | Laurie Brett | Lacey Turner | Anita Dobson | Jacqueline Jossa | Rita Simons | Samantha Womack | Tameka Empson | Wendy Richard | Anna Karen