Actor Gary Lucy will return to EastEnders as a regular cast member from June when his character Danny Pennant is lured back to Albert Square on business.
Former Hollyoaks and Footballers' Wives star Lucy commented: “I’m extremely excited to be joining such a fantastic show – one which my family are huge fans of and I grew up watching. I enjoyed the little taster last September and am looking forward to exploring my character further, seeing what’s in store for him and which characters it will involve.”
The flirtatious city banker was last seen being run out of Walford by Masood (Nitin Ganatra) after a torrid affair with soon-to-be-married Syed (Marc Elliott) resulted in revenge, arrests and blackmail.
Lorraine Newman, executive producer, said of Lucy's reappearance: “We are absolutely delighted to reveal that Gary Lucy will be returning to EastEnders. Gary clearly felt at home on the show and his wonderful portrayal of Danny Pennant left us with an intriguing character to explore. It really was only a matter of time before he returned.
“Danny's stories will see him crossing paths with some of our best loved characters and I am sure the audience will relish the fact that the complex nature of this character means that nothing is ever simple.”