Lisa Faulkner's arrival in Albert Square was warmly received by fans eager to see how her character Fi Browning develops

Lisa Faulkner made a return to acting in Thursday’s EastEnders and viewers welcomed her back on screen.

The former Holby City and Spooks star arrived in Albert Square as businesswoman Fi Browning, whose job is to whip the Queen Vic team into shape.

EastEnders Lisa Faulkner
Lisa made her EastEnders entrance (BBC)

 

She may only have had a few scenes so far, but her casting is already a popular one.

 

Since her last major acting role, Lisa has won Celebrity MasterChef and been working as a cook and recipe writer.

Read what Lisa said about her return to acting on EastEnders.

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Friday at 8pm.