Hollyoaks and Holby City actress Carli Norris will be making a special guest appearance in EastEnders in the New Year, playing Belinda Slater (last seen on Christmas Day 2003 and played then by Leanne Lakey).

Bellinda will re-appear as part of Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Alfie’s (Shane Richie) return to the Square this Christmas, which will set the scene for their spin-off drama next year.

“Becoming one of the Slater’s is an absolute dream, especially to be part of such a big and important storyline. It’s brilliant to be working with Shane and Jessie.”

Belinda and Kat have always had a fiery relationship so we’re not expecting their reunion to be a happy one.

But just how bad will it be? Expect fireworks…

EastEnders continues on BBC1, Monday, December 21, 8.00pm.