Former Emmerdale and Holby Metropolis star Patsy Kensit will be part of the cast of BBC EastEnders tonight.
The 54-12 months-outdated actress will be a part of the solid “for a brief stint” as she performs Lola Pearce’s mum adhering to her terminal cancer prognosis.
Given that signing up for the soap in 2011, Lola’s estranged parents have barely been outlined but BBC bosses glimpse established to explore the character’s past next her devastating diagnosis.
Soap admirers will recognise Kensit from her roles as Sadie King on Emmerdale (2004-2006) and Faye Morton on Holby Metropolis.
She initially performed the Holby City nurse from 2007 to 2010 but reprised the character for the soap’s 20th anniversary in 2019.
Following the announcement, Kensit explained: “I’m so enthusiastic to be browsing Walford for this storyline.
“It has normally been a aspiration of mine to look in EastEnders. The cast, producers, writers and crew have been fantastic, and I’ve had a ball. Thank-you so substantially for obtaining me.”
Patsy’s character, Emma Harding, still left Lola (Danielle Harold) and her father when Lola was a few and has never been noticed on the cleaning soap in advance of.
EastEnders government producer Chris Clenshaw said: “We’re delighted to welcome the splendidly gifted Patsy to the EastEnders family members.
“She’s the fantastic suit to choose on the position of these types of a prolonged-awaited character that we know really little about.
“Softly spoken and measured, on one hand Emma is the extremely opposite of her long dropped daughter Lola.
“But on the other, there’s a striking resemblance profitable, the capacity to hold her very own – if she states she’ll do one thing, she’ll do it – and she’s a fighter, just like Lola.
“Having used a life span aside, Emma turns into desperate to make up for lost time, but her top secret unhappiness and guilt are under no circumstances much from the area.
“The burden of shedding her daughter has never ever still left her, but can she find the braveness to explain to her surprising truth and reconnect with Lola, or will it appear far too little, as well late?
“Patsy’s portrayal is bound to established off fireworks in Walford and result in havoc for the Mitchell household.”