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Johnny Carter returning to EastEnders with 3rd actor taking on the role

Johnny Carter is coming back to EastEnders credit:Bang Showbiz
Johnny Carter is coming back to EastEnders credit:Bang Showbiz

Johnny Carter is returning to ‘EastEnders’.

Former 'Grantchester' star Charlie Suff will become the third actor to take on the “complex character” of Mick and Linda Carter’s son, after Sam Strike debuted as the character in 2013 and Ted Reilly brought Johnny back in 2016.

Charlie said: “I’m so delighted to be joining such an iconic programme - EastEnders was always on at my house when I was growing up. Johnny is a complex character who has been through so much, which I can’t wait to explore. I’ve found EastEnders to be the most kind and loving space to work in, and I already feel like one of the family.”

‘EastEnders executive producer Chris Clenshaw is “delighted” to welcome Charlie to Albert Square, five years after Johnny departed Walford for Manchester.

Chris said: “I’m delighted to welcome Charlie Suff to the role of Johnny Carter.

"Although we haven’t seen Johnny on The Square in almost five years, his character remains linked to the show and its most iconic venue, The Queen Vic. Since his short time away, the Carter family dynamics have changed significantly, and it’s safe to say that Johnny will be returning to a very different Walford than the one he left.”

One of the most dramatic things to have happened in the fictional east London borough is the disappearance of his father Mick (Danny Dyer) last Christmas, after a car chase with recurring villain Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) .

What's more, it's all change at the Queen Vic as Johnny's mother (Kellie Bright) has since gone into business with her mother Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe).