Cindy Beale's daughter heading to EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 June 2013
Mimi Keene as Cindy Junior

Mimi Keene as Cindy Junior

Cindy Beale's 15-year-old daughter will shake things up on 'EastEnders' when she arrives in Walford looking for answers about her late mother

Cindy Beale's teenage daughter will cause havoc on 'EastEnders'.

The late soap favourite's child, Cindy Junior, will arrive in Walford to stay with her half-siblings Bobby (Rory Stroud) and Lucy (Hetti Bywater) after their dad Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) agrees to let the troubled teen stay.

Cindy, played by Mimi Keene, will be a "magnet for trouble" when she turns up 15 years after her mother - who was played by Michelle Collins - died in childbirth in prison.

The teenager is desperate for acceptance after being raised by her aunt Gina Williams (Nicola Cowper) in Devon as a baby after Ian discovered his then wife had an affair with Italian lothario Nick Holland, who is Cindy Junior's father.

Lorraine Newman, the BBC One show's executive producer, said: "Mimi is an exciting addition to the show and a great actress.

"Cindy's a minx, creating a great energy within the newly reformed Beale clan.

"With all the children including Cindy to contend with, it'll be a lively household. Ian and Denise will have their work cut out."

The youngster's mother was jailed for hiring a hitman to kill estranged husband Ian back in 1996, and later died in jail.

Now her daughter wants answers about her mother's shady past - and doesn't plan on leaving until she gets them.

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