Paul Nicholas films his first EastEnders scenes with Gillian Taylforth – see the brand-new images

The actor is joining the soap to play the estranged husband of Kathy Beale


Former Just Good Friends actor Paul Nicholas has been filming his first EastEnders scenes today at King’s Cross station.


Nicholas – who will be playing the role of Kathy Beale’s estranged husband Gavin – was shooting for the BBC1 soap in London alongside actress Gillian Taylforth.

News that he would be joining EastEnders broke earlier this week, with Nicholas himself commenting: “I am delighted to be joining the wonderful cast for what is going to be an exciting time ahead. I can’t wait to get started and see what’s in store for my character.”

Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: “We are all thrilled that Paul has agreed to join our cast to play Gavin.

“So many British television viewers have grown up with Paul Nicholas so it’s brilliant to have him back on our screens, playing a major part in Kathy’s explosive return, while also holding the key to many more of the Square’s secrets.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.


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