Stardust and Silent Witness actress Kate Magowan has joined the cast of EastEnders as a new businesswoman, Sadie Young.

Commenting, the soap's Executive Producer, Lorraine Newman, said: "We're delighted to have the stunning Kate Magowan joining the show."

Newman continued: "Sadie will sprinkle a little glamour over Walford and with her no-nonsense approach to life she's a great role model to those around her. She knows what she wants and will aim high.

"Sadie plays as hard as she works, creating friendships and admirers in her wake. As the autumn unfolds, we'll soon realise that there is far more to Sadie than simply meets the eye."

Kate Magowan as Sadie Young