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Popular actress returning to EastEnders after successful guest stint

She appeared briefly last year...

Hannah Spearitt will be returning to Walford later this year, it has been confirmed.

The former S Club 7 singer, 37, is said to have impressed EastEnders bosses with her guest stint as Karen Taylor’s younger sister late last year.

Kandice’s tree almost took centre stage in the scenes! (Credit: BBC)

A lot wealthier than her older sister, Kandice appeared on the soap over Christmas when she reluctantly helped Karen with her money troubles before disappearing again in her flashy sports car.

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She only appeared in two episodes, but will now be coming back for more scenes opposite her sister.

A spokesperson said she’ll be seen “for a few episodes later this year”.

We don’t think Kandice would fancy anything from Walford market (Credit: BBC)

A TV insider told The Sun: “Bosses were really impressed with Hannah’s talent and energy.

“She went down well with fans and created a great buzz around the show. She has a positive, hard-working attitude, which was infectious.”

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The source added: “If she continues to prove popular, she could be a more permanent fixture. Plus her chemistry with the other actors works really well.”

Karen needed financial help from her rich sister (Credit: BBC)

Hannah has previously revealed that she’d love to join the soap more permanently, calling it “iconic”.

Taking to Twitter to share her delight at returning, she wrote: “Looking forward to @bbceastenders Back to Walford for me!”

Her fans rushed to congratulate her, describing the news as “awesome” and “the best news ever”.

She has previously starred in Primeval, Death In Paradise and Casualty.

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