A new arrival heading for Walford as actress Simone Lahbib joins the cast...
There is trouble heading for EastEnders this autumn as a new arrival in the Square kickstarts a brand new storyline for Mick Carter.
Actress Simone Lahbib has joined the EastEnders cast as a mysterious new character, and according to show bosses she is going to make a huge impact on the Carter family.
Simone has already begun filming in her new role, and will appear on screen for the first time next month.
A mysterious newcomer
Bosses are keeping details of Simone’s character tightly under wraps for the time being, but she is known to have links to Mick (Danny Dyer).
Simone is already a familiar face to TV fans, having appeared in shows like Bad Girls, Wire in the Blood and Downton Abbey.
The actress is also well-known to many of the EastEnders cast having appeared with Kellie Bright, Linda Henry and Louisa Bradshaw White in Bad Girls.
A Bad Girls reunion
Speaking about her new role, Simone said: “I’m thrilled to be joining EastEnders.
“I can’t say too much about who I am playing just yet, but it’s fair to say that she is set to have a lasting impact on the Carter’s and will test their strength as a family.
“It’s also been lovely to be reunited with Linda, Luisa and Kellie – it’s been a bit of a Bad Girls reunion!”
Executive Producer Jon Sen added: “We’re delighted to welcome Simone to Walford.
“Her character’s links to the Carter family will form part of an important new storyline for Mick in particular.
“It’s a story that we look forward to sharing with the audience – with its impact on the Carters set to be everlasting.”
EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One – see our TV Guide for full listings.