Two More “Bad Girls” for EastEnders


Luisa Bradshaw-White, who played Lorna Rose in Series 1, and Kellie Bright, who played Cassie Tyler in Series 4, have both joined the cast as part of the new Carter family, lead by long-serving cast member Linda Henry (Yvonne Atkins, Series 1 – 5) who plays Shirley Carter.

The Carters – which also features actor Danny Dyer – will arrive in Albert Square from November, with Kellie’s first appearance airing mid-December.

Luisa Bradshaw-White will play Tina Carter – Shirley’s cheeky younger sister, who arrives in Albert Square after being assaulted by her girlfriend.

According to the BBC:

Tina is the younger sister of Shirley (Linda Henry) and there are a lot of similarities between the two siblings.  Nothing about Tina fades into the background. She is cheeky, full of energy, loud, brash and can be very very naughty. In fact, if there is one person who can lead Shirley astray, it will be Tina…

With Tina arriving in Walford, there are going to be big things in store for the Carter sisters. If you thought Shirley could be bad, wait until you meet Tina!

– BBC EastEnders news blog.

Luisa revealed: “”I am so excited to be joining EastEnders to play Tina as she is such a brilliant character to play. Linda is an amazing person to work with and the energy between Shirley and Tina is explosive!”


Meanwhile, Kellie Bright will play the new Queen Vic Landlady, Linda Carter, opposite Danny Dyer who will play Mick Carter.

Linda (Kellie Bright) is the love of Mick’s life and they have been together since they were teenagers. Linda has been a barmaid for most of her life – but above everything, sees herself as a mum.  She’s the first to admit she wasn’t blessed with brains but her fluffy candyfloss exterior belies an inner steel. A lioness who will fight tooth and nail for her brood, Linda can take this to extremes – and she can be more smother than mother.

– BBC EastEnders news blog.

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