Look who's coming to Walford! 

Renowned Irish actress Pauline McLynn will be making her mark on Albert Square in a recurring guest role as Yvonne Cotton, Charlie Cotton’s mum. 

Pauline is best known for her roles in Father Ted, Jam and Jerusalem and Shameless.


Yvonne makes her first appearance in May, when she has to face Dot - and a ton of questions! Will Yvonne give Dot the answers she's looking for about her ‘new’ grandson? And, more importantly, is Yvonne all that she seems?

 

“I have always been a little in love with Pauline McLynn, so I’m so excited that she’s joining the Cotton family," revealed EastEnders' executive producer, Dominic Treadwell-Collins. "It was about time Albert Square had another Irish character, and I know that viewers are going to both love and be intrigued by Yvonne Cotton.”

Watch this space...

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by forza-jordan

    on 26 Apr 2014 22:29

    I hope she tries to convince Dot to go and do something, or convince her to have a cup of tea by saying, "Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on. Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON!!!"

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Jo Shepherd

    on 26 Apr 2014 21:20

    My family & I are very excited that Pauline is Joining the cast, of course she is well known for her outstanding role as Mrs Doyle in "Father Ted" AH go on!! And the Cotton family is growing we wonder what's in store for the Anticipated soap Geek!!!

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Random Marshmallowz

    on 26 Apr 2014 20:45

    @Ozziee123 ,
    The more the merrier, right? I don't honestly mind new characters I always get excited but there is also a lot leaving. So basically what I think they are doing is getting rid of old characters but bringing in new ones to replace them.

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by EE13

    on 26 Apr 2014 16:10

    Please please stop with all the new people. The show needs some stability. Why are so many leaving or new ones starting then going away for months.
    Try using some of the actors/actresses that you have and stop with all the changes.

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by EastendersFanSarah

    on 25 Apr 2014 21:51

    Nick Cotton is still alive, that's obvious. Charlie wasn't allowing Dot to see inside the coffin, plus also paid off the Priest. I think this woman joining has something to do with it all coming out, including the Priest and his wife considering they've just joined also.

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by Ozziee123

    on 25 Apr 2014 19:53

    I don't think there should be anymore NEW characters because there is plenty ( e.g investigators for Lucy's death and about 10-15 new from spring lane ) DO NOT
    GET IT :(

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by beccamcd

    on 25 Apr 2014 14:17

    This comment was removed because it broke the house rules. Explain

  • Comment number 6. Posted by Aussiefan

    on 25 Apr 2014 14:07

    Nick is in witness protection they had to fake his death.....

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by TheDutchSpur

    on 25 Apr 2014 12:30

    So this actress who is so serious about her career she won't even talk about Father Ted (the show that made her) or join in tribute shows about it, & then joins this am-dram conveyor belt of dross?! Not really joined up thinking.

    I wouldn't even call Eastenders a soap - the only comparison is that they both leave a bad taste in the mouth.

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Jane

    on 25 Apr 2014 11:21

    What i want to know is what was in the jar of ashes? Because there was no way those ashes could of been ready in that amount of time.

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