EastEnders recast the role of Amy Mitchell ahead of the character’s dramatic storyline this week.
Amy, who was originally played by Abbie Burke, will now be played by silent witness star Ellie Dadd, with her first scenes airing Tuesday, August 9.
The young Walford resident is the daughter of Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) and the late Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons).
Amy will be at the forefront of a new EastEnders story this week after she starred with Howie Danes (Delroy Atkinson) son Denzel (Jaden Ladega). But his efforts to impress him go horribly wrong.
When Jack sees Amy in an outfit he deems inappropriate, Kim Fox (Tameka Empson) downplays the issue and lets Amy hang out with Denzel.
The pair are soon joined by Ravi Gulati’s (Aaron Thiara) son Davinder, known as “Nugget”, and Amy is left in pieces when the duo gang up on her and tease her.
A devastated Amy tells Chelsea Fox (Zaraah Abrahams) what happened and a furious Chelsea tells them sternly about being mean to Amy.
Although Chelsea reprimanded their behavior, Amy is still reeling from their comments and feels embarrassed.
As Amy grapples with the realities and insecurities of adolescence, Denise Fox (Diane Parish) and Chelsea are determined to help her.
The mother-daughter duo do their best to support Amy, but Chelsea is furious when she realizes Denzel hasn’t apologized to the teen for his rude comments.
She confronts the boys and roasts them over their behavior, but will they follow Chelsea’s orders and apologize to Amy?
Ellie is the third actress to play Amy, who was played by Amelie Conway, before Abbie took on the role in 2014.
The young actress appeared in the hit BBC drama silent witness in 2020 and the short film Lipstick.
EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm on BBC One – see our TV guide for full listings. You can also catch the episodes on BBC iPlayer now.