EastEnders bosses have released some behind the scenes pictures of Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright, Maddy Hill and Sam Strike.
Danny Dyer makes his hotly anticipated debut in the BBC One soap as Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter on Christmas Day, while viewers were introduced to Mick’s bubbly wife Linda played by Kellie Bright on Thursday (19 December).
The pair will be accompanied by their son Johnny (Sam Strike) when they move into the Vic on Boxing Day, with their daughter Nancy (Maddy Hill) joining them on New Year’s Day.
The pictures show the actors visiting a real East End pub for some work experience in preparation for their new roles.
Mick’s older sisters Shirley (Linda Henry) and Tina (Luisa Bradshaw-White) already live in Walford and the family is set to expand further from the end of January.
Timothy West CBE has signed up to play Shirley, Tina and Mick’s father Stan, while Annette Badland will portray their maternal aunt Babe.
Watch a promo for EastEnders featuring the Carter clan below: