Bonnie Langford as Carmel Kazemi in EastEnders

Bonnie Langford has spoken about joining BBC One serial EastEnders as Carmel Kazemi.

Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week she said of becoming part of the long running soap;

“The scenes I read were joyous and I came away thinking that was really nice, all were so nice to me, I was in awe of how this big machine works… it is really incredible, so just to be there, I was excited and I came away thinking if nothing happens that’s fine, and then I got the call saying come in and do the job! I’m just delighted… My character is a bit of a busybody! But she absolutely adores her son [Kush]… am I allowed to say how long I’m in it for?… No!”

The popular personality, best known to TV audiences for her 1980s role in sci fi drama Doctor Who, noted of joining an already well established cast;

“I knew Adam [Woodyatt] from panto a hundred and fifty years ago which he keeps reminding me of! But I’ve only done one scene with Adam so far…”

Langford also talked about attending the British Soap Awards for the first time, revealing that;

“It was bizarre – I’d never been to anything like that before! It was brilliant because I was almost like a fly on the wall and afterwards I had a cappuccino and a hot chocolate, it was lovely… I just needed to take my shoes off!”

The full interview can be seen at ITV.com. This Morning airs Monday to Friday from 10.30am

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