EastEnders recasts Sharon’s son Denny

Child actor Bleu Landau has already begun filming on the BBC1 soap

EastEnders has recast the role of Dennis Rickman Jr, with child actor Bleu Landau set to take over the part from next week’s episodes


The character of Denny was first seen on screen in 2012, when he was played by Harry Hickles. Confirming Hickles’s departure from the BBC1 soap, a spokesperson said today: “We wish Harry all the best for the future.”

Harry Hickles as the first incarnation of Denny, with screen mum Sharon (Letitia Dean)

Troublemaker Denny has been seen causing his mum grief thanks to his misbehaviour at school. Back in March, he was even seen attacking Sharon, leaving her with scratches across her cheek.

Dennis isn’t the first of Albert Square’s younger residents to get a new face. Last year, Eliot Carrington became the new Bobby Beale, just in time for him to be revealed as Lucy Beale’s murderer in February 2015.

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