EastEnders' Bianca Butcher to get new man

EastEnders' Bianca Butcher is set to start dating cab driver Terry Spraggan, played by soap newcomer comedian Terry Alderton

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Patsy Palmer as Bianca Butcher

Patsy Palmer

EastEnders' Bianca Butcher is to get a new man.

The flame-haired soap mum is to start dating cab driver Terry Spraggan, who will be played by comedian Terry Alderton, after meeting him on a trip to Manchester and bringing him back to London.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Bianca has been spending time in Manchester and comes back south with Terry in tow.

"He's a typical Cockney cabbie with the gift of the gab and loads of stories. Bianca falls head over heels with him.

"After a string of failed relationships then a barren spell, it will put a spring in her step."

Terry will be a ray of sunshine for Bianca (Patsy Palmer) after a rocky few years in her love life.

In 2008, she dated Tony King, who turned out to be a paedophile, before remarrying Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen), only for them to divorce for a second time a couple of years later.

Mother-of-five Bianca took a break from the show when she was sent to prison in April 2012 before returning again seven months later.

Terry is the first signing for new executive producer Dominic Treadwell, brought in to boost the show's flagging ratings.

The source added: "Dominic has been executive editor just a few days but is talented and experienced. There are lots of big storylines coming, with new faces as well, so things should look up."

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