John Hewland
John Hewland
Portrayed by Jesse Birdsall
First Appearance 13 August 2012
Last Appearance 14 August 2012
Duration 2012
SistersNina Hewland
John Hewland made his first appearance 13 August 2012. He is portrayed by Jesse Birdsall.


John is the fiancé of Sharon Rickman. He first appears on 13 August 2012, cast as part of a storyline to bring Sharon back to the series. A show insider called the storyline "dramatic" and said: "The scriptwriters have come up with a dramatic storyline that sees Sharon contact Phil Mitchell after she realises she doesn't want to marry her fiancé."

John first appears when Sharon returns to her wedding to collect her son Dennis after walking out on John, but forgetting to collect Dennis Rickman Jnr. Dennis is with John and is fine, until John demands to know why Sharon is leaving him. She says she and Dennis are not happy, and he says she will regret going. Sharon realises Dennis is missing, and sees John driving off with him. She and Phil follow in their car, but lose them. They go to John's house where they force his sister Nina to reveal where she is meeting John with their passports. They get there but Nina warns him and he drives away. Another car chase ends when they get stuck in traffic and Dennis escapes from the car. John calls Sharon and Dennis scum, so Phil punches John.

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