Denise Van Outen is heading to Albert Square
Soap bosses have not disclosed the role that the actress and ex-Big Breakfast presenter will play for a few episodes on Albert Square.
But they say she is poised to send 'sparks flying' as her character wastes no time getting close to one of Walford’s men.
Denise said: “I’m really excited to be joining EastEnders as I’ve been a fan of the series for years.
“2015 marks the show’s 30th anniversary, so it feels even more special to be part of this year’s celebration.”
EastEnders' executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said: “It was only a matter of time before Denise Van Outen walked onto the Square.
“We cannot wait to have Denise join us for a few episodes, where she will definitely make her presence felt.”