EastEnders cast new hardman

Daniel Coonan

Daniel Coonan

Daniel Coonan has joined the cast of 'EastEnders' as Carl White, Kirsty Branning's "loyal but duplicitous" ex-boyfriend.

'EastEnders' Kirsty Branning gets a shock when her ex-boyfriend arrives in Albert Square.

Daniel Coonan has joined the soap as Carl White, who is described as Kirsty's "loyal but duplicitous" former lover, and an ex-cellmate of Derek Branning.

Carl arrives in Walford fresh out of jail, determined to get both his money and his girlfriend (Kierston Wareing) back and Daniel can't wait to get stuck into the role.

He said: "'EastEnders' has been a part of my life since I was 12 years old, I even remember talking about the storylines in school playgrounds in Tottenham and I am very happy and proud to now be a small part of its life."

Show bosses have teased that Kirsty - who is currently pretending to be pregnant with husband Max's baby - could be tempted away from her spouse with Carl's appearance.

Lorraine Newman, 'EastEnders' Executive Producer, said: "It's wonderful to have Daniel Coonan joining us in Walford to play Carl White. Oozing confidence and with a dangerous edge, will Kirsty be able to resist his bad boy charms for long or can Max save her from the lure of the dark side?"


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