02/02/2015 03:32 GMT | Updated 02/02/2015 03:59 GMT

Denise Van Outen Joins 'EastEnders', But Which Albert Square Resident's Attention Will She Steal?

Denise Van Outen has announced that she is joining the cast of 'EastEnders' later this year.


So far, little is known about her arrival in Albert Square, other than the fact that her character will get people talking from the offset, after snagging the attention of one of the soap's male residents in particular, according to The Mirror.

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Denise Van Outen

Denise has admitted that her news is especially exciting for her because she's an avid 'EastEnders' viewer, saying: "I'm really excited to be joining EastEnders as I've been a fan of the series for years.

"This year marks the show's 30th anniversary, so it feels even more special to be part of the celebration."

However, fans of Denise shouldn't get too comfortable with having her around the Queen Vic, as it's only going to be for a fleeting period.

Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins has said he felt it was "only a matter of time" before the West End actress made an appearance in 'EastEnders', adding: "We cannot wait to have Denise join us for a few episodes, where she will definitely make her presence felt."

In case you hadn't realised because of the lack of buzz surrounding it, this month is set to be a big one for 'EastEnders', with a whole week of special episodes planned to celebrate its 30th year on the air.

After a rollercoaster eight months, viewers will finally see which Walford resident was behind Lucy Beale's murder, which will be revealed in a special live episode, while a number of familiar faces will be returning to the series as part of the celebrations.

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