At last! Alice Branning arrives in Walford tonight – and what a brilliant time to be joining EastEnders’ finest family. Hot on the heels of their epic wins at the British Soap Awards, there’s never been a better time to join the unstoppable Branning clan.
While Alice might be in for a shock when she discovers what sort of man daddy Derek really is, we predict it won’t be long before she’s putty in his hands. But, before we get excited and think this might be a glimpse of a softer side to Derek, it’s just been announced that his son, Joey, has been cast and will be arriving in the Square shortly. And like Derek, Joey is a compulsive liar, gives as good as he gets and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is… Hmm, remind you of anyone?
With Carol and the kids leaving Walford for Suffolk tonight, we’re glad Derek won’t be on his lonesome for long. There’s no doubt the Brannings will welcome the new family members with open arms – but something tells us Alice won’t like it when Auntie Tanya reveals the dirty details of Derek’s dark past to her… Watch out for the explosive scenes next week!
So with Joey and Alice making their mark, we can’t wait to see what the pair will be adding to the bonkers Branning clan – especially as Joey is apparently going to be a bit of a hit with the ladies… Well, he certainly is easy on the eye, isn’t he?