The Latest Celebrity News & Showbiz Gossip
Wednesday 24th July 2019

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders as new love interest for Patrick Trueman

It's not the first time the actress has appeared in the soap

Actress Suzette Llewellyn is set to join the cast of EastEnders.

The 56-year-old actress will be moving into Albert Square this summer as a character named Sheree, who is set to be a new love interest for Patrick Trueman, played by Rudolph Walker.

Sheree will arrive this summer (Credit: BBC)

Read more: EastEnders SPOILER: show fave to flee Walford?

In a tweet from the BBC Soap's official Twitter, it was revealed: "Suzette Llewellyn joins the cast of #EastEnders, taking on the role of Sheree.

"Her arrival this summer promises to bring love, laughter and life to The Square.

"She arrives in Walford on the arm of Patrick, how will Kim and Denise react to the new woman in Patrick's life?"

The actress' character has been described as "a ball of positivity with a serious zest for life," but she's also never afraid to share her opinion or go toe-to-toe with anyone when they've done her wrong.

Suzette said of her casting: "I am delighted to be joining the cast of EastEnders and I'm very excited to see what's in store for Sheree. She's bold, bright and a lot of fun so I can't wait to see how she settles into Walford."

Whilst boss Jon Sen added: "I'm thrilled to announce that Suzette's joining the show as Sheree - a force of nature with a big heart who’s never far away from trouble... Fans are in for a treat this summer!"

Patrick is getting a new lady in his life - what will Kim and Denise say? Credit: BBC)

Read more: EastEnders star holidays with Paul Chuckle 

Suzette is a soap veteran, having previously appeared in the likes of Coronation Street as Nina Morrison, the surgeon who operated on Nick Tilsley, Hollyoaks, as Margaret the woman who kidnapped Lisa Loveday.

She is perhaps best known for her roles as Nanette Duval in Holby City, and Estelle Vere in Doctors.

Suzette has even once appeared in EastEnders in a different role back in 2015 when she appeared as a court clerk as part of Max Branning's trial when he was framed for the murder of Lucy Beale.

The star has already begun filming her first scenes, and Sheree's arrival will be aired over the summer.

EastEnders is on Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Are you looking forward to Suzette joining the cast? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think!