It looks like the reliably disreputable David Wicks (Michael French) will once again be causing no end of trouble when he arrives back in Albert Square later this month.
After turning up unannounced and telling Carol that he’s back in town to see daughter Bianca, who should arrive but David’s girlfriend Naomi (played by Lisa Maxwell)! David quickly pulls Naomi into the kitchen where he reveals he wants to give Bianca some of the money they’ve stolen from Naomi’s husband and his business partner, Don.
However, when David admits to Naomi that he doesn’t really love her, she’s quick to call Don. Determined to get his cash back, Don arrives in Walford where it quickly becomes clear that he’s seeking retribution…
Lisa Maxwell, 49, best-known for playing DI Sam Nixon in The Bill as well as for being a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women, recently said of her guest stint on the BBC1 soap: “I’ve had a fantastic time filming at EastEnders and working with the wonderful Michael [French], Lindsey [Coulson] and Nitin [Ganatra] has been an absolute joy. I can honestly say it’s one of the happiest jobs I’ve done, Michael French is an amazing actor and to be part of such an iconic character’s return to the Square felt very special.”
Viewers can see Maxwell's scenes on Friday 27 September.