Cindy Beale’s daughter Cindy Junior is to make her debut in Walford on Tuesday 20 August.
In the episode, the Beale family will be seen to be in good spirits with Ian and Denise having just patched things up following a tiff. But the mood swiftly changes when they all arrive home to what looks like a break-in. They cautiously enter the house, but are certainly not prepared for what they are about to find…Cindy Junior.
The character (played by Mimi Keene, whose previous credits include recent BBC1 drama Our Girl) is the daughter of Cindy Beale, who died in prison after the birth due to an embolism. For those who have trouble keeping track of Ian Beale’s family tree, Cindy Junior is therefore the half-sister of Steven, Peter and Lucy Beale.
Last seen in 2007, when she was played by Eva Sayer, Cindy Junior is now set to be a girl prone to getting into hot water thanks to her lack of inhibitions.
Outgoing executive producer Lorraine Newman said of Cindy Junior’s arrival from Devon: “Mimi is an exciting addition to the show and a great actress as her previous work has shown. Cindy’s a minx, creating a great energy within the newly reformed Beale clan. With Peter, Lucy, Bobby and Cindy to contend with, it’ll be a lively household. Ian and Denise will certainly have their work cut out.”