The Carter family will get its full complement when Mick and Linda’s eldest son, Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard), joins them at The Vic.
Lee, a soldier who has been serving in Afghanistan, is ‘charming, upbeat and tigger-like’, says an EastEnders spokesperson.
Mick and Linda are thrilled to have him back home, but Lee seems more interested in having a laugh than pulling his weight. Is it time for Lee to grow up, or is his mischievous manner hiding something more complicated?
Danny-Boy said: “I’m incredibly excited to be a part of EastEnders, a show that my family and I have watched for years. It’s an honour to have the chance to share the camera with such talented actors and I can’t wait to get cracking and join the Carter family.”
EastEnders’ executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said: “Julia Crampsie, our casting executive, has found the missing piece of the Carter family puzzle. Danny-Boy has an authenticity and sensitivity that makes him perfect for EastEnders – and the Carter family. Lee Carter is going to pelt into the Square, ruffle some feathers and immediately prove that he’s a chip off his father’s block. But why is Lee so keen to stay in Walford and not return to the army?”
Danny-Boy has just finished performing in a 20th anniversary revival of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing in the West End.