EastEnders reveals the 10 Walford LEGENDS who will be appearing in 'Secrets from The Square’ spin off

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Some of EastEnders' biggest names have already started filming on set...

The EastEnders spin off 'Secrets from The Square' hits our screens next week, and the soap has announced who will be joining presenter Stacey Dooley for the new series.

As every soap fan knows, TV scheduling has taken a huge hit since the coronavirus pandemic shut down filming across the country, leaving us with a massively reduced number of episodes to enjoy each week.

Stacey Dooley on the set of EastEnders

Stacey Dooley is in Albert Square from next week

But while EastEnders will get back to filming proper storylines at the end of this month, a few of the cast have already been back to the BBC studios to film their part in Secrets from The Square.

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The first episode of the special behind-the-scenes series will air on Monday 22nd June, hosted by Stacey Dooley.

Stacey will be joined by Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright, better known to EastEnders fans as Walford's Mick and Linda Carter.

Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer

Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer are the first cast to join Stacey on screen next week (Picture: BBC)

In the first instalment Danny will be spilling some of EastEnders' best kept secrets, while Kellie reveals an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction that she suffered on set.

But it's not just Danny and Kellie who will be joining Stacey. Letitia Dean (Sharon Watts) and Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale) will be joining Stacey the following week to look back at where it all began when they were teenagers.

James Bye and Davood Ghadami will then appear the following week, and will be reliving some of the best moments for their characters, Martin Fowler and Kush Kazemi.

Kush Kazemi, Martin Fowler

James Bye and Davood Ghadami will be joining Stacey on Secrets from The Square (Picture: BBC)

There is also great news for Ballum fans because Max Bowden and Tony Clay will be joining Stacey to talk about their characters and their rocky road to romance.

Finally, a huge socially distanced reunion is on the cards as Diane Parish and Tameka Empson join forces for the fifth instalment of the series.

The pair play on-screen sisters Denise Fox and Kim Fox-Hubbard with Tameka taking a break from her role, it is the first time the pair have been seen on screen for a while.

Callum and Ben in EastEnders

Ballum fans will be looking forward to having Tony Clay and Max Bowden back on their screens (Picture: BBC)

It is likely that there will be more instalments of Secrets from The Square to follow, and the stars taking part will be announced over the coming weeks.

EastEnders: Secrets From The Square will air weekly on Monday nights at 8.00pm on BBC One.

Meanwhile, classic episodes will air on Tuesday nights from next week. 

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.