EastEnders fans THRILLED after spotting surprise Walford star in new blockbuster film trailer

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EastEnders fans have been left stunned after seeing this unlikely Walford resident in a new blockbuster film trailer...

Just when you think you've seen it all, up pops EastEnders star Laila Morse, better known to soap fans as Albert Square's Big Mo Harris, in a new trailer for blockbuster film Hellboy.

The new film, set to be released in spring next year, sees the legendary actress in a totally different role to her Walford alter-ego - because this time she is playing a machine gun-wielding chip shop worker... not something you usually see in Walford's Beale's Plaice!

Jean Slater, Mo Harris, Stacey Fowler, Kat Moon

EastEnders fans are used to seeing actress Laila as Big Mo

In the trailer for the new release, Hellboy can be seen arriving at some secret headquarters... which is actually a London fish and chip shop, where Laila is standing behind the counter and demanding he show her some ID, despite his unusual appearance.

By the end of the trailer Laila can be seen in her new character brandishing a machine gun, aiming at someone from behind the chip shop counter.


Fans have taken to Twitter to share their joy at spotting the EastEnders favourite in the most unusual place...

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But while fans recover from the unexpected spotting, they don't have to wait until the film is released in April to see Laila on screen.

This Christmas promises to be bigger than ever for the Slaters - and Big Mo will be caught up in all the action as Kat Slater discovers husband Alfie is the father of Hayley's baby.

The secret is set to be revealed on Christmas Day, with soap insiders revealing: "Alfie is determined to give Kat the perfect Christmas, but his dreams come to a sudden halt when the truth about him and Hayley unravels in catastrophic style.

EastEnders Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018 promises to be full of Slater drama

"As Kat's world is shattered into pieces, chaos ensues with consequences no one can see coming."

Meanwhile it looks like at least one Walford resident could be meeting a grisly end while the rest of the Square is settling down for the Queen's speech.

Our EastEnders insider told us: "Christmas is rarely a quiet time in Albert Square, and this year is no exception when at least one person is left with blood on their hands."

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.