Loose Women and The Bill star Lisa Maxwell is to appear in EastEnders next month.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Maxwell will play Naomi, the girlfriend of the returning David Wicks (Michael French), but will only appear in one episode.

In a statement, the EastEnders production team said: "Viewers won't be surprised to see the lothario with a woman in tow, however things aren't quite what they seem when the past quickly catches up with them."

Maxwell said of her cameo: "I've had a fantastic time filming at EastEnders and working with the wonderful Michael, Lindsey (Coulson, who plays Carol) and Nitin (Ganatra, who plays Masood) has been an absolute joy."

She added: "I can honestly say it's one of the happiest jobs I've done. Michael French is an amazing actor and to be part of such an iconic character's return to the Square felt very special."