With Jamie Lomas set to make his EastEnders debut next week, the actor has said that fans will see an "explosive" storyline involving his character, Jake Stone.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Lomas' debut as the recovering alcoholic will be screened on BBC One and RTÉ One on Thursday August 15, when he meets Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) at a counselling session.

The former Hollyoaks star told Inside Soap: "Jake has a dark past that's going to come back to haunt him. The bosses are trying to keep the details as quiet as possible, as there's some massive stuff coming up - it's going to be explosive."

Lomas added: "And I like the fact that they're being so secretive - even I don't know the full extent of what he's hiding!"