Maxwell, best known for her role as DI Sam Nixon on The Bill will feature in one episode of the serial drama when Naomi arrives in the area with her boyfriend who is returning to Walford. Although further details about her arrival have yet to be revealed, she is thought to have filmed scenes alongside Lindsay Coulson (Carol Jackson), Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed) and David.
A BBC source revealed: ''Viewers won't be surprised to see the lothario with a woman in tow, however things aren't quite what they seem when the past quickly catches up with them."
Speaking about her role, the actress commented: ''I've had a fantastic time filming at EastEnders and working with the wonderful Michael, Lindsey and Nitin has been an absolute joy. I can honestly say it's one of the happiest jobs I've done. Michael French is an amazing actor and to be part of such an iconic character's return to the Square felt very special."