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Former EastEnder’s actress Lacey Turner has been cast in the lead role of series 2 of supernatural drama Bedlam.

Lacey will play Ellie, a paramedic who sees ghosts in the Sky Living drama, leading an all-star cast including Jack Roth, the son of Hollywood actor Tim Roth.

Bedlam about an old mental asylum turned into a block of flats saw the original line-up in series 1 led by Will Young caught up in an explosion. However according The Sun, Will and the other cast members may return for cameo’s to tie up the loose ends, but will not be returning to the show permanently!

Commenting on her new role, Lacey said: “I am really excited about taking part in the second series of Bedlam.

“It’s a great story with brilliant writing and a fantastic cast. Ellie is a really interesting and conflicted character. I’m looking forward to playing her and seeing where the story takes her.”

Jack Roth added: “The first series was very interesting, opening many exciting doors to explore in a darker way.

“Horror is a genre which can be capitalised upon brilliantly for television as there is time to fully develop ideas.

“My character Max has a great back story with intriguing and mysterious directions to be taken along with Ellie.”

Anne Mensah, head of drama at Sky, said: “We have huge ambitions for Bedlam. The show is a unique combination of engaging relationship drama and real scares.”

Lacey 23 left her role as EastEnder’s Stacey Slater last year after her character admitted murdering Archie Mitchell and fled with her daughter. Lacey has also appeared in Being Human series 3 and Frankenstein’s Wedding.

Bedlam returns to Sky Living in 2012.