The character has been billed by the beeb as an ‘Essex girl at heart’ who is over protective of her children, with a tendency to embarrass them.
“I’m so thrilled and delighted to be part of EastEnders. I’m a great fan of the show and think the recent 30th Anniversary was sensational and shows just how good British television can be. To be part of this family is an absolute privilege.” – Bonnie Langford
Dominic Treadwell-Collins, EastEnders Executive Producer said of his latest signing: “Bonnie Langford is a British institution – and an old-school hard-graft actress gifted at both comedy and serious drama.
“Bonnie brings wit, pathos and a touch of class to Carmel Kazemi – a thoroughly modern Essex divorcée who isn’t quite ready to cut the apron strings firmly attached to her son Kush. Even if it means clashing spectacularly with an already prickly Shabnam…”
Bonnie is best known for her stage roles in Chicago and Cats and her iconic role of Mel Bush, Doctor Who ’s assistant. The actress will begin filming with EastEnders this month for a June debut in the BBC One saga.