EastEnders: Lisa Faulkner gets a soaking on her first day as Fi

The actress makes her Walford debut in tonight's episode of the BBC1 soap

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Lisa Faulkner arrives on EastEnders tonight as businesswoman Fi Browning but her first appearance in the Queen doesn’t exactly go to plan.

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Most Albert Square residents tend to go to the Walford boozer to enjoy a drink, not to wear one. But Fi looks set to get a surprise this evening when she walks into the Vic, only to get accidentally soaked by Shirley, who’s spraying a celebratory bottle of champagne following the sale of the freehold. But why has Fi arrived in town and what is she up to?

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Speaking recently about how she landed the role on EastEnders, Faulkner said: “The producers phoned up and said asked if I go and meet them. And I met Sean [O’Connor, executive producer] and Julia Crampsie the casting director and he just sold this character to me.

“He was very good at pitching this great character and show and I just came back thinking, ‘hmm, let’s just see what happens’. And then they phoned and asked if I’d do it and I thought, ‘why not? What’s the worst that could happen?'”

Well, getting doused in champagne for starters, obviously…

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