TV veteran Roger Sloman is set to join Eastenders as Albert Square's resident undertaker.

The 67-year-old actor previously made an appearance on the popular show as Les Coker and organised the funeral for Pat Evans.

Hobly City star Lin Blakley will also join the soap as Sloman's wife, Pam.

Speaking about his new role, Sloman said: "It's hugely rewarding to be working alongside actors who I have a huge admiration for and have been a part of my life for so long.

"It is a thrill to play Les, who has so many different angles and is not a straightforward character. It is also a pleasure to be working alongside Lin Blakley."

Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: "Les and Pam are part of our plans to rejuvenate the show's older generation.

"It's already so exciting to watch the chemistry between Roger and Lin on set, playing characters who have been together for so long, they know each other inside out. Or so they think."

Sloman and Blakley will be landing in Walford later this month (April 2014).