Actresses Kellie Shirley and Diane Parish are set to join EastEnders in early 2006.
Kellie will be playing Carly Wicks, older sister to Deano, played by Matt DiAngelo. Like her father, Kevin (Phil Daniels), Carly is ballsy and unafraid to speak her mind. She's one of the lads but she scrubs up well.
Kellie has many acting credits to her name, including Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky and The Office.
Diane Parish is returning to EastEnders in a new role that will be linked to the Wicks family. Her character will be a great addition to the Square: sassy, strong and a force to be reckoned with.
Previously, Diane played Lola Christie back in 1998.
Diane has appeared in many television drama series including The Bill spin-off series MIT 2, Babyfather, Clocking Off, Real Woman and The Vice.