The long awaited arrival of British music legend, David Essex to Albert Square as Eddie Moon, father to Michael and Uncle to Alfie, will be followed shortly after by his two sons, Tyler and Anthony.
These new additions to the Square will ruffle feather of local residents, especially the female ones, and the entrance of these characters are set to be explosive.
It is said that Tyler (Tony Discipline) will arrive first in search of his father, and is said to be the real mans man out of the two, taking after Michael with his fists (although whether he will contain that to the boxing club is uncertain, and unlikely).
He will be followed by Anthony (Matt Lapinskas) who is said to be the more logical and witty one of the two, and between them and the rest of the Moon clan, we are in store for some golden story lines.
Revealing how the new characters will arrive, a source said: “Where Tyler is quick to use his fist to sort things out, Anthony will rely on his brains and natural wit to find a more sensitive solution to any conflict. The two new Moons are a couple of likely lads who are more than likely to cause a stir in Albert Square.”
Speaking of his new role as Tyler, Tony commented: “It’s really exciting to be able to work on a show that you have grown up watching and have followed your whole life. I am very grateful to be given this opportunity and am looking forward to working on the show and becoming an East-Ender!”
Of his character, Matt added: “I’m absolutely over the moon! It’s has been my lifetime ambition to be on EastEnders – I have watched it growing up with my nan, who is a big fan. I’m so pleased to get my first TV role, I just didn’t believe it would be so big. I’ve met some of the cast I will be working with who were very friendly and welcoming and I can’t wait to start filming.”
Speaking about the new recruits, EastEnders’ executive producer Bryan Kirkwood said: “Both Tony and Matt are fabulous additions to the show. Headed up by David Essex, the Moon clan are on their way to becoming an established family in the Square.”