S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt joins cast of Eastenders

Former S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt is to join the cast of EastEnders later this year.

Thursday, 26th October 2017, 1:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:03 pm
S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt
S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt

The singer-turned-actress is the latest pop star to arrive on Albert Square following the casting of Blue's Lee Ryan as Harry "Woody" Woodward earlier this year.

Spearritt will appear for a short stint in the role of Kandice Taylor, the younger sister of Karen Taylor, the BBC said.

On appearing on the show, she said: "I'm over the moon to be joining the show, it's such a huge part of British telly.

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"I'm really looking forward to getting started and I can't wait to see the Square in the flesh... Walford here I come."

The Taylor family first appeared in Albert Square in May but little has been heard of Karen's sibling.

Spearritt previously starred in ITV's Primeval.