It is reported that EastEnders bosses have plans to make two characters on the soap the Sharon and Grant for a new generation.

Warning: spoiler alert!

The Sun exclusively reports that Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater) and newcomer Joey Branning (David Witts) will become close in upcoming episodes after he helps with her money problems and protects her from his father Derek (Jamie Foreman).

Actor Witts said: "Joey knows that if he's going to be around Lucy then it's going to annoy Derek.

"He will absolutely relish that, because anything which riles up Derek will show his true colours.

"There will be a slight attraction between Joey and Lucy, as he can see that she's a pretty girl.

"But certainly at the start, it seems as though she's being used by Joey to annoy Derek."

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David Witts and Hetti Bywater as Joey and Lucy

David Witts

Witts: "Joey knows that if he's going to be around Lucy then it's going to annoy Derek"