EastEnders fans are set for the arrival in Albert Square of Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard), the soldier son of Mick (Danny Dyer) and Linda (Kellie Bright).

Hatchard will begin filming on the BBC soap next month as his character returns from Afghanistan to live in Walford.

He said: "I'm incredibly excited to be a part of EastEnders, a show that my family and I have watched for years.

"It's an honour to have the chance to share the camera with such talented actors and I can't wait to get cracking and join the Carter family."