The sun is shining, the daffodils are sprouting and we can feel things stirring in Albert Square! It's not just hot because of the BBQ you've whipped out, oh no. There's a new face on the scene... and he means business.

Introducing to you, Carl White, Kirsty Branning's loyal yet duplicitous ex-boyfriend. We can't imagine Max is going to be too happy to see this rather handsome chap encroaching on his turf... 

How will Kirsty feel when Carl arrives on her doorstep, threatening to turn her world upside down? Just as she's starting to fit in with the Brannings this blast from the past arrives to cause some trouble.

So who is Carl White? Well, he's spent the past few years at her majesty’s pleasure becoming well aquainted with his cell mate... Derek Branning. (Oh if those walls could talk.) But when Carl gets out of prison, he knows what he wants... his money and his lady back.

Kirsty's having none of it, she's blissfully happy pretending to have Max's baby, remember? But Carl's not one to be ignored so heads to Walford to retrieve what is rightfully his.

Daniel Coonan is the lucky man playing the juicy role of Carl. He's appeared in far too many television and stage projects to list them all here, but you may recognise him from Mike Leigh’s Ecstasy, Silent Witness, Dancing on theEdge, Mayday, Inside Men or Law & Order UK.

Daniel Coonan on set

Speaking of joining the show, Daniel revealed: “EastEnders has been a part of my life since I was 12 years old, I even remember talking about the storylines in school playgrounds in Tottenham and I am very happy and proud to now be a small part of its life.”

Well, we're very happy to have you Daniel, welcome to the team!

Lorraine Newman, Executive Producer, added: “It’s wonderful to have Daniel Coonan joining us in Walford to play Carl White. Oozing confidence and with a dangerous edge, will Kirsty be able to resist his bad boy charms for long or can Max save her from the lure of the dark side?”

Hang on folks, it's going to be one hell of a ride!

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Allyxx

    on 14 May 2013 07:37

    He should get together with Tanya, just to see both Max & Kirsty change...

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by dazman

    on 11 May 2013 08:39

    Cool. Looks like a good character!!

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by yasa3392

    on 10 May 2013 01:02

    phil is still the hardest man in eastenders, its his turf, no one can come and think they can jus barge into walford.... let him come face to face with phil...

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by blog123

    on 7 May 2013 23:46

    I agree with lewis foster the show needs to get a new producer asap .You would think when lorraine Newman took over she would of got some great story's going , get ratings up and prove to the bbc she was the one for the job . On a positive note I think Carl White could be a good character in the show

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by tisshie

    on 7 May 2013 13:12

    This should be fun!!!!!Look forward to seeing what they've come up with! Don't think Max should stay with Kirsty! I don't like her at all! So she may aswell get back togehter with her ex!

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by Lewis Foster

    on 7 May 2013 04:11

    OK? How about better story lines for the present cast.. Better yet, a NEW executive producer! That appreciates great acting and writing. Then maybe EE will be back to top form.

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by AssViolater

    on 6 May 2013 21:04

    Please bring Kane- Harry Rafferty back. He got so much potential and he should be given more opportunities.

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Lorraine

    on 6 May 2013 16:37

    Horray, wish he came along earlier, could've given Derek Branning a good hiding!!!

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by E20Launderette

    on 6 May 2013 11:26

    It is always fun to hear actors say they were fans of the show before joining the cast. I'd love to hear him say how he felt when he first walked onto that outdoor set and was suddenly standing in the middle of Albert Square.

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by LaptopCharlieB

    on 6 May 2013 10:40

    Watch out Max this bloke means business, this character looks as though if you mess with him you might spend rather a long time in hospital connected to a drip! As for Kirsty she's going to get the shock of her life when Carl turns up on her doorstep! Compulsive viewing I think! Just when is Kirsty going to tell Max that that is a cushion down her top and she isn't pregnant. Poor Max, his world is going to fall apart at the seems! No more Tanya to go back to and Abby and Lauren don't want to know him, I wouldn't want to be in Max's shoes at the moment.

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