EASTENDERS has confirmed newcomer Zack Hudson does have a connection to Sharon Watts’ dad Gavin Sullivan.
Back in January the BBC soap revealed that actor James Farrar will join the soap as troublemaker Zack.
Hunk James Farrar was seen filming for the BBC soap last weekCredit: ISO Images
The hit show described his character as: “An unpredictable troublemaker who lives life in the fast lane.
“A lone wolf, Zack had a difficult childhood that has left him determined to never rely on anyone or become too attached.”
Fans speculated he was connected to Gavin – and now filming pictures have shown him attending Gavin’s funeral service, confirming a connection.
The star was certainly dressed to impressed as he filmed for the soap last week.
James kept his hands warm by placing them in his trouser pocketsCredit: ISO Images
The actor patiently waited to be called up for his sceneCredit: ISO Images
He looked deep in thought as he had a rest on setCredit: ISO Images
James looked dapper in a smart black suit, open white shirt to show off his chest and some black shiny shoes.
The crew styled his hair into slick side quiff and completed the look with some black sunglasses.
The soap revealed that James’ character will definitely “ruffle a few feathers when he arrives.”
Londoner James – who has starred in the likes of Call The Midwife, Silent Witness and the soon-to-be released Blank Shores – can’t wait to get stuck into his upcoming storylines.
James was seen rocking a face mask and holding an umbrella to protect others from coronavirus and himself from the rainCredit: ISO Images
The star sipped on some coffee to get his energy levels upCredit: ISO Images
The actor was in high spirits as he chatted to the crew on setCredit: ISO Images
He rubbed his hands together to keep himself warm in the coldCredit: ISO Images
Speaking out about his upcoming debut, he revealed: “I’m thrilled to be joining EastEnders.
“As a born and bred Londoner myself, I can’t wait to bring my experience of a place I love and know to such a well-respected long running show, with such iconic characters.
“Zack certainly has a very complicated past and there is a real depth to him that I can’t wait to explore.”
And he’s not the only one excited about his new venture.
James was all smiles as he wondered around the setCredit: ISO Images
Zack is connected to Gavin somehowCredit: bbc
James has also starred in Hollyoaks from 2012 to 2013 as Liam GilmoreCredit: INSTAGRAM/JAMES FARRAR
Executive producer Jon Sen said: “James is a wonderful addition to the EastEnders cast, playing the charming rogue Zack Hudson.
“We are all excited to see James bring the character to life and there’s plenty of drama in store for him – trouble is always just round the corner.”
Not much else is known about Zack so fans will have to tune in to the show to find out more.
EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights on BBC One and is available for catch up on BBC iPlayer