The Taylors are the newest family to join EastEnders and they're set to ruffle feathers down Walford way when they arrive on the soap this summer.

The residents of Landahn E20 are in for a rude awakening when the family of five, along with their two pets, arrive at their new home at No. 23 Albert Square.

Viewers will see single mum Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) and her children Keanu (Danny Walters), Bernadette (Clair Norris), Riley (Tom Jacobs) and Chatham (Alfie Jacobs) burst onto the scene and cause a right old ruckus. Innit etc. 

The Taylors will cause a ruckus on EastEnders

Karen is an unapologetically fierce woman on the surface, but is kind-hearted and loyal to those close to her and won't hear a bad word said about her family.

She has her hands full with her kids and finds it particularly challenging at times with her sons Riley and Chatham, played by real-life brothers Tom and Alfie Jacobs, who both have learning difficulties.

Her older son Keanu (yep!) is described as "charming" and "happy-go-lucky" and he sees himself as the man of the family and is protective of his siblings. However, his sister Bernadette has little interest in anything other than dreaming of being famous. 

The family is rounded off with an older sister, the off-screen character Chantelle, who lives nearby with her boyfriend and their two children, and their much-loved pets - Bronson the dog and Rooney the bearded dragon (yep again).

EastEnders' executive producer Sean O’Connor said of the new cast members: "I’m hugely excited at the arrival of Karen and her family in Albert Square. They’re noisy, brash and not to be messed with. Karen is a twenty-a-day lioness, bringing up her kids with no support, no money and a very loud mouth.

"But though they may lack cash, the Taylors have love and warmth in spades. This summer is going to be explosive as the Taylors settle in Walford. The Square will never be quite the same again…"

Karen Taylor, the matriarch of the family, is described as "a lioness"

Speaking of her role at the matriarch of the Taylor family, Lorraine Stanley said: "I’m chuffed to be cast in such an iconic show that I’ve grown up watching. Working with my new family is really quite special, and I’m proud to play their mum."

Danny Walters said: "Having only been filming EastEnders for a few weeks, I feel so privileged to already feel a part of the team. Everyone has been so friendly and kind and gone above and beyond to make us feel welcome and supported.

"There has been a huge buzz surrounding the new family and I am so excited to see what the future holds for The Taylors."

Clair Norris added: "I'm so excited to go on a journey with my character Bernadette, and to be a part of the Taylor family. I never in a million years thought my first TV role would be in EastEnders. It's surreal but I'm ever so grateful to be given the opportunity and I can't wait to see the audience’s reaction to us."