This S Club 7 Star Is Joining EastEnders And We Can’t Believe It

We are SO excited about this...

You may recognise Hannah Spearritt from BBC’s Primeval, Death In Paradise or Casualty… OR, you know, that small band S Club 7, of course.

But what is the blonde beauty up to now? Well…

Hannah is joining EastEnders, people!

The 36 year old popstar and actress has recently been reported to be playing Karen Taylor’s younger sister Kandice on the soap, and it looks like she’ll be just as outspoken as her big sis.

NEWS: HANNAH SPEARRITT TO APPEAR IN EASTENDERS!! Hannah Spearritt will appear in EastEnders for a short stint later this year to play the role of Kandice, the sister of Karen Taylor. The Taylor family burst onto our screens back in May but we have yet to hear much about Karen’s younger sibling and viewers will soon find out why. Bosses are staying tight-lipped on the details surrounding Kandice’s arrival but with Karen and the rest of her gobby brood in tow it’s never going to be quiet … On appearing on the show, Hannah said: “I'm over the moon to be joining the show, it's such a huge part of British telly. I'm really looking forward to getting started and I can't wait to see the Square in the flesh…. Walford here I come!”

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Revealing her excitement about joining the cast Hannah told The Sun: ‘I’m over the moon to be joining the show, it’s such a huge part of British telly. I’m really looking forward to getting started and I can’t wait to see the Square in the flesh. Walford here I come.’

Eek! We cannot wait.

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A TV source revealed to the publication that – if all goes well – Hannah could have bagged herself a permanent role on the show: ‘Producers are excited about casting Hannah in the show and if she proves popular she could be back as a more permanent fixture.’

Hannah has followed in the footsteps of many well-known singers who have turned their careers to the soap world, including the likes of Blue’s Lee Ryan, McBusted’s Matt Willis, Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding, Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, Shayne Ward and Kym Marsh.

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This comes just one day after Tamzin Outhwaite was confirmed to be returning to the BBC soap.

EastEnders‘ Creative Director John Yorke admitted to the Daily Mail: ‘Tamzin is one of EastEnders’ biggest stars, so it’s particularly exciting to welcome her back to Walford for an incredible storyline – one that will awaken a lot of old ghosts, some great memories, and a whole new series of adventures too. We’re thrilled and flattered to have Tamzin back and we can’t wait to reveal just where she’s been, and just who Melanie Owen is now.’

EastEnders is really hotting up and we are so excited about it.