Denise Van Outen will make her EastEnders debut as Karin Smart on BBC One and RTÉ One next week.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Karin arrives in Walford looking for Phil (Steve McFadden) but soon makes a deal with Max (Jake Wood). 

Is this the start of a new romance for Max, or does Karin have other plans?

Van Outen makes her EastEnders debut on BBC One and RTÉ One on Thursday April 9.