06/03/2012 14:56 GMT

'This Morning' Is Pam St Clement's New TV Home After Leaving 'EastEnders'

EastEnders star Pam St Clement has signed up to become a guest TV presenter on This Morning.

The 69-year-old actress - who left the BBC soap on New Year's Day after 25 years playing the much-loved Pat Butcher - will become the ITV show's new regular animal expert.

Pam said, "I'm thrilled to be part of such a big show like This Morning.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to present animal items like I have in the past and to spread my presenting wings again. The team are fantastic and I'm truly excited to start a role I feel so passionate about."

Pam will make her first appearance on the show on Tuesday March 13, giving advice about re-homing problem pets.

This Morning's executive producer, Karl Newton said, "I cried when Pam left EastEnders but now I'm so excited that she'll be joining us at This Morning.

"Pam's passion for animal welfare is unrivalled and her work with animal charities really makes a difference."