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EastEnders has dropped ex Emmerdale stars Vicki Michelle as an unknown character.
The actress, who had a small role as Patricia Foster in the ITV soap, will join Albert Square for a few episodes in the spring. According The sunwill begin shooting her scenes later this month, with sources saying her character will “start some drama.”
Michelle also appeared as Yvette Carte-Blanche on the long-running sitcom Hello Hello!with her other television work including a stint I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!.
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While her role in EastEnders is currently unknown, there’s a good chance her character will be involved given the plethora of scenarios.
One such arc sees Zack Hudson and Whitney Dean react to the news that they are expecting a baby, which is further complicated by their first HIV diagnosis and the news that the child will have Edwards Syndrome.
Shona McGarty recently opened up about the scenes involving her character and Zack, revealing that fans had doubts about their compatibility.
“Viewers weren’t as keen on them at first and I don’t think they’re invested yet because they haven’t seen what we’ve done,” he said. TV Times. “As a viewer and a fan, I hope they can bond over it, but tragedy can also tear you apart. I think it is [the toughest storyline] I’m back.
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“There is a fear that justice will not be served,” he said of the new plot developments. “I don’t want women who have had this experience to watch it and say, ‘Well, that’s not right.’ I really think the writing was so accurate that it will be fine.
“But obviously this is Whitney’s story, and so all of her past emotional experiences up to this point will feed into her reaction. It will be difficult for viewers to watch,” he concluded.
The story has been written in partnership with SOFT UK and Antenatal Results and Choices, aiming to “accurately reflect and raise awareness of Edwards Syndrome”.
EastEnders broadcast Monday – Thursday at 7.30 pm on BBC One. The show is also streaming on BBC iPlayer.
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