EastEnders is set to be welcomed by a new face in the coming weeks as award winning star of stage and screen Brian Conley heads to Walford as Terry Cant. His arrival is part of the storyline which began last year when Sonia began searching, to no avail, online for her birth father.

As Sonia gave up hope of finding him this will come as a big shock for and no doubt her family. Terry is teased as the “ultimate people pleaser” who will be quick to charm everyone on the Square and make himself at home but just how will Sonia react when he turns up in Walford?

EastEnders Executive Producer Jon Sen spoke of the news saying: “We are delighted to welcome Brian to Albert Square. We had been searching for some time but the moment we met Brian, we knew instantly we had found our man. Brian’s a talented performer whose charm, wit and charisma are exactly the qualities we want for Terry. We’ve got some wonderful stories in store for him and can’t wait for the audience to see Brian bring him to life.”

Brian Conley on the set of EastEnders (Picture: BBC)

With a career going back to the 1970s Brian has appeared in many series such as This Way Up (1989), Time After Time (1994) and The Grimleys (1999), as well as leading theatre roles in Me And My Girl, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Brian Conley The Greatest Entertainer in his Price Range.

On his arrival to Albert Square Brian says “As you can imagine being a Londoner and now being part of EastEnders is such an incredible moment for me. I know for sure my dad’s looking down from above and saying “Good on yer son!” It was always his favourite programme. So in so many ways it really is an honour to be part of such an iconic show and to be working with an incredibly talented team on camera and off. I cannot wait to order my first pint at The Queen Vic.”

Sonia is set for a shock (Picture: BBC)

EastEnders continues tonight at 19:30 on BBC One.

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