Chelsea Fox’s love life is about to get a much needed kiss of life in the form of Theo Kelly played by Rolan Bell who will be appearing in early February.
Theo’s good looks and manners make him are set to make him a hit with the ladies on the Square but is he hiding something behind his cool exterior? He seems to have an unexplained interest in Patrick, but we’ll have to wait to find out what that’s all about…
Rolan told the BBC about his forthcoming role, saying, “As a lifelong fan of EastEnders it is amazing to be part of the show – everyone has been so welcoming on set. Working with actors such as Rudolph Walker has been a dream come true and I can’t wait to see how my character develops on screen.”
Rolan has previously appeared in Doctors and stage productions including The Harder They Come.
He’ll be joined in the newbie pen by Josie Lawrence and Nina Toussaint-White who’s apparently going to set Bradley Branning’s heart all aflutter. Nina plays Syd Chambers who’ll also turn up on the Square in early February.
She’ll make her debut when, after reluctantly taking custody of Gumbo – a huge St Bernard dog – Bradley accidentally loses him. He finds the missing mutt in the park befriending a crossbreed called Sugar and her even lovelier owner, Syd. Will the quirky girl manage put a smile back on Bradley’s face? I hope so. I’m sick of seeing him sulking over Stacey!
Nina is delighted to have joined the cast of the show. She told the BBC: “I have been a fan of EastEnders for as long as I can remember and I’m extremely excited to be working on such a great show.
“Standing on the Square for the first time was amazing, although very surreal. I’m looking forward to working with Charlie Clements and seeing what Syd is going to get up to.”
Nina has previously appeared in lots of TV shows including Casualty and Primeval.
I’m glad we’re getting a few new characters; should spice things up a bit eh?