At the same time, he comforts Zoe after she has an abortion.Zoe eventually leaves Albert Square, soon followed by Kat who is now married to Alfie Moon (Shane Richie).When Stacey stops taking medication for her bipolar disorder, Charlie insists that she has to start again as she almost lost her baby Lily.Charlie asks Dot Branning (June Brown) to speak to Stacey as he believes that Lily's father is Stacey's deceased husband Bradley (Charlie Clements), Dot's step-grandson. Charlie asks Stacey why she has not told the truth and begs her to take her pills, trying to force one into her mouth.Charlie's cab license is revoked, but is later restored.Little Mo discovers she is pregnant and is advised by her family to have an abortion, but she refuses and leaves Walford.Charlie puts an advertisement in a lonely hearts column and becomes a member of an internet dating website, meeting and falling for Brenda Boyle (Carmel Cryan), a Salvation Army member from Clacton. After not seeing each other for several weeks, Brenda ends the relationship, telling Charlie that she and her brother are moving to Madeira.Not wishing to end the relationship, Charlie gets approval from Stacey and Mo to go with her.
Two years later Little Mo, now married to Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick), is raped in The Queen Victoria public house by Graham Foster (Alex Mc Sweeney).
However, Stacey's mother Jean (Gillian Wright) moves in with the family.
Stacey's brother Sean (Robert Kazinsky) also moves into Charlie's house for a time, though Charlie dislikes him, and he soon moves out.
He also makes a cameo appearance in the second series of the spin-off East Enders: E20.
In April 2010, the character was axed among five others by new executive producer Bryan Kirkwood as part of a plan to "breathe new life into the show".
The next day, Mo opens a letter for Charlie and learns was caught driving over the limit.