EastEnders casts TV LEGEND in mystery new role

The Albert Square sign on the set of EastEnders
The TV star is set to cause drama in EastEnders. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders has reportedly cast 'Allo 'Allo! and former Emmerdale star Vicki Michelle in a mystery role that's set to cause drama in the Square.

The TV legend is best known for playing waitress Yvette Carte-Blanche in the BBC comedy series 'Allo 'Allo! and as Patricia Foster in Emmerdale.

Vicki is allegedly set to appear in EastEnders for a short stint this spring and is due to start filming her soap role later this month.

A source apparently told The Sun: “Bosses are keeping tight-lipped on her role, but she will definitely stir up some drama.

“Producers know she’s a talented actress and will go down a storm with fans.”

Vicki Michelle wearing a black hat and red blazer

Vicki Michelle is apparently set to star in EastEnders. (Image credit: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Vicki also appeared in I'm a Celebrity in 2014, finishing in seventh place and has starred in many TV and films during her successful career, including Virgin Witch, Silent Hours, The Likely Lads, Sexy Beast and Run for Your Wife, which featured former EastEnders legend Danny Dyer.

With her role currently undisclosed, fans are already speculating who she will be playing and how she will be involved in the drama of Albert Square. 

Taking to Twitter, one viewer thought that she could have something to do with Lola Pearce-Brown's (Danielle Harold) terminal cancer storyline. Currently, Lola is clueless to the fact that 'Nicole' is in fact her long-lost mum Emma Harding (Patsy Kensit).

The same user also commented that Vicki could be a recast of Michelle Fowler (formerly played by Jenna Russell between 2016-2018) as they heard that her son, Mark Fowler Jr (Ned Porteous) could be returning following his exit in 2016.

Another theory was posted that Vicki could be playing Rocky Cotton's (Brian Conley) wife — after he unintentionally proposed to his true love Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) and later dropped the bombshell to his friend Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths) that he was already married and hadn't seen his wife in 25 years.

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm on BBC One — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on episodes on BBC iPlayer now.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace was a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, and she now writes for our sister site TechRadar. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.

You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series or much-loved UK soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). She's an expert in EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and everything reality-related from Selling Sunset and Married At First Sight UK to 90 Day Fiancé UK. Plus Netflix megahit Virgin River!

Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.