EASTENDERS have shared a first look at comedian and actor Brian Conley’s upcoming Walford debut.
The 59-year-old star has joined the BBC One soap as Terry Cant – Sonia Fowler’s estranged father, with execs promising a “wonderful storyline” between the two.
Brian Conley will make his EastEnders debut later this month
The star plays Terry Cant – Sonia Fowler’s long-lost father
In scenes that will air on Tuesday 18 May, Terry will arrive at Walford East train station looking for his daughter.
The first character to interact with the newbie is Rainie Highway, who will bump into him at the station.
Speaking about his arrival on Albert Square, Brian previously said: “As you can imagine being a Londoner and now being part of EastEnders is such an incredible moment for me.
“I know for sure my dad’s looking down from above and saying ‘Good on yer son!’ It was always his favourite programme.
Terry looks lost as he arrives in Walford
Terry Cant will be revealed as Sonia’s long-lost fatherCredit: BBC
He added: “So, in so many ways, it really is an honour to be part of such an iconic show and to be working with an incredibly talented team on camera and off.
“I cannot wait to order my first pint at The Queen Vic.”
Executive Producer Jon Sen added: “We are delighted to welcome Brian to Albert Square.
How will Sonia react after meeting her long-lost father?Credit: BBC/Keiron McCarron/Jack Barnes
BBC boss Jon Sen teased a ‘wonderful’ story ahead for Brian and SoniaCredit: BBC Handout
“We had been searching for some time but the moment we met Brian, we knew instantly we had found our man.
“Brian’s a talented performer whose charm, wit and charisma are exactly the qualities we want for Terry.
“We’ve got some wonderful stories in store for him and can’t wait for the audience to see Brian bring him to life.”
EastEnders continues on Monday at 8pm on BBC One.