Eastenders have cast young actress Jasmine Armfield to play Sonia Fowler’s daughter Rebecca on the soap.

The character of Sonia returns to Albert Square in the New Year alongside her 13-year-old daughter.

A statement described the character as "A bright child who is passionate about music, Rebecca can play the guitar beautifully but is not someone who would blow her own trumpet.

"She wants to do well in life and make her parents proud, but it's this determination that will be the making or undoing of her."

Sonia had Rebecca on the soap in 2000 having not known she was pregnant before going into labour. Her father is Martin Fowler (James Alexandrou) who was last seen on the show in 2007.

It was announced in October that actress Natalie Cassidy would be returning to the show as Sonia.