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Former Holby City star Luisa Bradshaw-White is to join the cast of EastEnders, playing the cheeky sister of hard-nosed Shirley Carter.

The actress – also known for her role in BBC drama This Life and more recently ITV’s Home Front – will head to Walford to join EastEnders in November.

She has already begun filming scenes ahead of her arrival on screen.

Tina – younger sister of Shirley, who is played by Linda Henry – is described by the BBC as ‘cheeky, full of energy, loud, brash and can be very, very naughty’.

The 37-year-old actress said: “I am so excited to be joining EastEnders to play Tina as she is such a brilliant character to play. Linda is an amazing person to work with and the energy between Shirley and Tina is explosive.”