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EastEnders latest: Holby City and Chef! star Roger Griffiths to play Keegan’s dad, Mitch

EastEnders: Holby City and Chef! star Roger Griffiths to play Keegan’s dad, Mitch
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He’ll cause trouble for the Taylors when he turns up next month

Roger Griffiths is on his way to Walford to play Mitch Baker – ex boyfriend of Karen Taylor and father of her son, Keegan.

The actor – best known for playing Harvey Tyson on Holby City and Lenny Henry’s foil, Everton Stonehead, in 90s comedy, Chef! - will arrive in Albert Square next month when he turns up out of the blue at the Arches.

It will soon be revealed that he has a chequered history with the Taylors, which will leave viewers wondering if he has simply turned up at the garage to get his motor repaired or if there is an ulterior motive behind his arrival.

EastEnders bosses say he’ll be in the soap for just a short stint, but will make a “big impact” on the family.

Speaking of his new role, Roger said: "The Taylors are an established tight-knit family on the square, so coming in as Mitch – the wild card - meant I had to hit the ground running.

"I had a brilliant time and the actors who make up the Taylor family made me feel at home instantly. It was love at first sight."

It’s not the first time Roger has appeared in EastEnders. He previously starred as Detective Inspector Christopher Riddick between 2004 and 2005, when he was part of the storyline which saw Chrissie Watts (Tracy-Ann Oberman) arrested for the murder of husband Den (Leslie Grantham).

Roger's first appearance as Mitch will air on Monday 12th March.

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