S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt joins EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 October 2017
Hannah Spearritt

Hannah Spearritt

S Club 7's Hannah Spearritt is heading to Albert Square to play the younger sister of Karen Taylor

Former S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt has been cast in 'EastEnders'.

The singer-turned-actress is heading to Albert Square to play the younger sister of Karen Taylor, and Hannah has admitted she is thrilled to be joining the cast of the BBC One soap.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I'm over the moon to be joining the show, it's such a huge part of British telly. I'm really looking forward to getting started and I can't wait to see the Square in the flesh. Walford here I come."

The 36-year-old star - whose previous acting credits include a starring role in ITV sci-fi drama 'Primeval' - will play Kandice, the younger sister of single mum Karen, who is expected to be just as feisty and outspoken as her big sister.

Her character could well cause a new disruption in the Taylor family's lives, who have only just settled into Walford since their arrival in the summer.

Hannah follows in the footsteps of Blue's Lee Ryan who joined the 'EastEnders' cast for a short stint earlier this year, only to be given a regular role.

And, similarly, if the 'Reach (For The Stars)' hitmaker impresses show boss John Yorke, she may also become a more permanent fixture in Albert Square.

Hannah first rose to fame as part of chart-topping pop group S Club 7, starring in their own TV show on CBBC, and she has since gone on to have acting roles in 'Death In Paradise' and 'Casualty'.

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