Halfway’s older brother arrives in EastEnders – and will cause trouble for Mick Carter!

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Mick Carter had better watch out as there’s a new face heading to Walford, and he’s about to cause him a whole load of grief…


Yesterday it was announced that Callum ‘Halfway’ Highway (Tony Clay) will be returning to EastEnders, and the BBC soap has now announced that his older brother will be coming too.

Ricky Champ will be joining EastEnders as Stuart Highway (Credit: Twitter @RickyChamp1)

Actor Ricky Champ will be joining the cast as Stuart Highway, a childhood friend of Mick’s.

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Born and bred in the East End, Stuart turns up in Albert Square following Halfway’s return from duty.

And while Mick is pleased to see his old friend, it seems that Stuart’s arrival could soon spell trouble for The Queen Vic landlord as the two channel their younger selves and get up to no good.

Will Halfway rekindle his romance with Whitney? (Credit: BBC)

If Stuart is such a bad influence on Mick, how will his arrival go down with the rest of the family?

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On joining EastEnders, Ricky Champ said: “I’m so happy to be part of this brilliant team of people on this great show that I grew up watching. Look out Albert Square… Stuart’s coming!”

Game Of Thrones fans might recognise Ricky as Gatins from episodes which aired in 2016.

From Westeros to Walford for Ricky Champ (Credit: HBO)

The actor has also starred in Paddington 2, Him and Her and Casualty.

In fact, he’s been in EastEnders before – as an extra in 2009!

Tony Clay has already started filming and will be on screen later this spring, with his brother following not long after.

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