EastEnders' Lauren Branning return teased in first look at Dot's funeral



The iconic episodes will also see a potential love interest for Sonia too with the introduction of Reiss, a distant relative to Dot.

Ahead of his arrival, actor Jonny Freeman told press: “I am delighted to be joining the cast of EastEnders, especially as part of the iconic Dot Branning’s extended family.

“Everybody has been so welcoming and I'm very lucky to have been working so closely with the lovely Natalie Cassidy who is not only a fantastic actress but a delightful person."

"She has very kindly helped me navigate my first few weeks. I hope I can do Reiss justice."

EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday 7.30pm on BBC One