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'EastEnders' Casts Terry Alderton As Bianca Butcher's Love Interest

23/08/2013 11:37 BST | Updated 23/08/2013 11:41 BST

EastEnders' Bianca Butcher is about to find love again, after the soap cast stand-up comedian Terry Alderton to join the show.

Terry is joining the BBC One show as cab driver Terry Spraggan, fresh from his run at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Terry, said: "I'm still in shock, it's all happened so fast. I can't wait to get started and I love the fact I don't have to change my name!"

Bianca (Patsy Palmer) has had her share of bad luck when it comes to love. She and sweetheart Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen) have been divorced twice, and her other long-term boyfriend Tony King turned out to be a paedophile.

Bianca is set to return from a visit to Manchester with new beau Terry in tow.

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An EastEnders spokesman said: "Terry is your typical Cockney cabbie. Definitely a bloke's bloke, he's never short of an entertaining story to tell about who he's had in his cab the night before."

Terry Alderton is due to start filming in September and will appear on screen in the autumn.

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