EastEnders' Johnny Carter (Sam Strike) will soon have a new love interest in scenes to air on BBC One and RTÉ One.

Warning: spoiler alert!

The Press Association reports that Johnny will fall for Gianluca (Gabriele Lombardo) after meeting him at Gay Pride festivities and introduces him to his family in Albert Square.

However, Gianluca then prepares to return to Italy, with Johnny admitting that he wants to follow him back.

Actor Strike has said of the storyline: "All I can tell you is that something happens that forces him to change course. It's good!"

The scenes will air on BBC One and RTÉ One week beginning Monday July 7.