Albert Square will welcome a new face this summer as bosses have cast Jonny Labey to play Paul Coker – the grandson of Les and Pam.
The character will head to Walford in June to join his grandparents after spending the past two years as a club rep abroad.
It has been said that Paul will set hearts racing and receive romantic attention from one of the locals. Who could that be?
He is billed as “fun, honest and always the centre of attention” and is set to cause trouble as soon as he arrives.
Speaking about his new role, Jonny Labey said: “I am overjoyed to have been given the role of Paul Coker and am thrilled to be joining the show at such a prevalent time as it marks its 30th anniversary. I know I’ve got a lot of work to do to live up to the talent I shall be working with, but I have never felt more welcome and cannot wait to get started.”
EastEnders’ executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: “Jonny’s a sensitive, clever and intuitive actor and has fitted in to his new Walford family with ease. We’re all looking forward to seeing the trouble that Paul will cause for his grandparents as he uncovers some secrets from the past.”