The Mitchell family is set to grow in 2016 as Phil Mitchell’s daughter Louise is returning.
Louise, now played by Tilly Keeper, will return to Walford early next year, determined to become “a true Mitchell”.
On joining the show, 18-year-old actress Tilly Keeper said: “I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of EastEnders, especially to be joining the Mitchell clan! It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to get stuck into the role and see what lies in store for Louise.”
Phil has had a difficult history with his daughter after Louise was returned to her mother as Peggy deemed Phil unfit to look after her.
Show bosses are keeping tight-lipped on what to expect when Louise returns but with Phil’s drinking spiralling out of control, Louise’s return is set to have a big impact.
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EastEnders continues weekly on BBC One.