EastEnders debuts Vicki Michelle in first-look cast photo
EastEnders has unveiled some first look photos of classic comedy star Vicki Michelle in her new soap role.
Michelle, best known for starring as Yvette Carte-Blanche in BBC sitcom Allo! Allo! alongside Gorden Kaye, is set to arrive in Walford in March.
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She will join Brian Conley in Albert Square, playing his character Rocky Cotton's wife Jo Cotton.
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Michelle has already begun filming with the EastEnders cast and is due to appear for a short stint as Jo in two episodes in March.
She said: "I’m so excited to be in EastEnders and everyone has been so lovely. Jo Cotton is a great character and it is such a great story. I can’t wait for the audience to meet her."
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EastEnders executive producer Chris Clenshaw added: "We’re thrilled to welcome the immensely talented Vicki to the EastEnders family, as she brings to life the character of Jo Cotton.
"Vicki is the perfect fit to take on the elusive character of Rocky’s wife that we know very little about. Brash, quick-witted, and extremely glamorous, Jo is akin to her long-lost husband, Rocky and as you would expect she is immediately thrown into the heart of the drama when she arrives in Walford."
This week, Danny Dyer admitted that there were "a few" of his former Albert Square castmates he did not miss at all after exiting the role of Mick Carter at Christmas.
Speaking on an episode of The Jonathan Ross Show due to air on ITV1 on Saturday, Ross asked: "Who will you miss the least?"
Dyer replied: "There’s a few of them actually, I ain’t going to lie. I won’t say [who], you know. Most of them I love dearly. Not all…"
Ross asked: "So they know who they are, though?"
Dyer said: "I would have thought so."