EastEnders character Lee Carter to return to Albert Square after two years away

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Actor Danny-Boy Hatchard will be reprising his role.

EastEnders fans will soon see the return of another very familiar face.

Danny-Boy Hatchard, who plays Lee Carter, will be reprising his role as the son of Linda and Mick Carter, with his scenes set to air later this year.

Viewers last saw Lee on the soap in February 2017 when his gripping storyline, which saw him contemplate taking his own life, reached a climax. Lee, who has now successfully battled his own demons, returns to help his family as mum Linda's drinking becomes increasingly worrying for the family.

Danny said of his return, "The way things are going with the Carters at the minute, it makes total sense that Lee would return, even for a short stint.


Lee Carter is returning to Walford

"I will always be loyal to the Carter Clan and the show, and am very excited to be back on set with some immensely talented people whom I love dearly."

While EastEnders executive producer Jon Sen said they're "thrilled" to have the actor back on the soap.

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He added, "Lee obviously left the Square under a cloud but now he returns to vanquish demons and help Mick and Linda as they struggle through their latest crisis."

Danny will also be appearing in the next series of BBC's Our Girl alongside Michelle Keegan.