First picture of ‘EastEnders’ new Carter family

Meet the Carter’s

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Following the news we reported at the start of the month, that EastEnders is to get a new family headed up by Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright, details of the Carter children and a picture (above) of the family has been released by the BBC.

The BBC One soap will see Danny and Kellie – who have already begun filming – star as Mick and Linda Carter who will be taking over The Queen Vic this Christmas, they will be joined by two of their three children, Nancy and Johnny.

19-year-old Mummy’s boy Johnny, played by Sam Strike (M.I.High), is the baby of the Carter family. The first Carter to go to university, he’s a gentle boy who’s happy to let the rest of his family be the centre of attention. But Johnny has a secret that is going to place him right at the centre of the family storm.

21-year-old tomboy, Nancy played by Maddy Hill (Whitechapel) is the last at the bar and first into a fight, Nancy is stubborn and fiery, a delight for her dad but a disappointment for her mum. Underneath, she’s an extremely caring and loyal friend who will always champion the underdog – but that generally gets her into trouble. And she brings a whole lot of trouble with her when she’s dragged kicking and screaming into Albert Square.

Sam said ”I’m really excited to be joining EastEnders and the Carter family. They’re all really strong characters and I can’t wait to see what EastEnders has planned for us all. I’ve grown up watching Danny and Kellie, both of whom are lovely, so to be playing their son is kind of surreal.”

On joining EastEnders, Maddy adds “I feel incredibly privileged to have been given such an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to start work with such a talented cohort of actors.”

Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Executive Producer said “My team have worked incredibly hard over the past few months to create the Carters – a contemporary British family with cracks, knocked edges and a touch of darkness that is going to make them very special to watch. A family of strong characters who love and hate each other, all rooted in the best traditions of EastEnders.

Starting with Shirley, the Carters are slowly going to creep into Albert Square as Christmas approaches and by New Year, there will be a new vibrant EastEnders clan, firmly ensconced in the Queen Vic. Watch out Walford, the Carters are coming.”

Luisa Bradshaw-White, will arrive on screen next month playing Tina, Mick and Shirley’s sister.