Mulberry and Babes In The Wood star Karl Howman is set to join the cast of EastEnders later this year.
Bosses are keeping schtum about who Karl is playing and what lies in store for his character but they have revealed that the new character will cause a stir as soon as he arrives in Walford.
EastEnders teased: ''Since the moment Karl arrived, it was like he has been here for years. There is a lot in store for his character; he’s playing a loveable rogue but there seems to be a lot more than meets the eye.”
Speaking about his new role, Karl said: ''It is an honour to have joined such an iconic show as EastEnders and I have received such a lovely welcome from all involved. They are truly one big family with a work ethic to be in awe of. The twists and turns, character and plots that are coming make it all the more exciting for me.”
Meanwhile, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, the Executive Producer for EastEnders enthused: ''We have been trying to get the brilliant Karl Howman to join EastEnders for a very long time - and it’s fantastic that it’s finally happened. An authentic Londoner with grit, sparkle and a touch of danger, Karl is the perfect fit for this new character, whose appearance on the Square will open old wounds and reignite old passions…”
Meanwhile, the show is gearing up for a dramatic episode tonight with bosses teasing that the episode, airing at 7:30pm will have a huge surprise!