The EastEnders cast were seen with Nick Knowles on Wednesday as they filmed a special episode of DIY SOS.
Perry Fenwick, Scott Maslen, Gillian Wright and Zaraah Abrahams joined the host and volunteers for a new project in Harlow, Essex – where they are helping to create a new home for Butterfly Effect Well-Being.
Butterfly Effect Well-Being is a community project to bring people together and improve mental health, but operates from a portable cabin.
That was until the nonprofit community received a vacant building as a gift from the city.
However, the building is in a state of disrepair and requires extensive internal and external work to make it fit for purpose, which is where Nick and the EastEnders team come into the picture.
Crossover: Nick Knowles filmed a DIY SOS special in Harlow, Essex, on Wednesday while joined by the cast of EastEnders
Project: The actors came together with the host and volunteers to help create a new home for Butterfly Effect Well-Being (photo Gillian Wright)
Familiar faces: Gillian Wright joined Zaraah Abrahams in the cold weather as she embarked on a new exciting adventure for the much-loved BBC show
DIY SOS is calling on members of the public and local trades to help transform the homes and buildings of both families and small businesses across Britain.
For this project, the EastEnders team were keen to help, but it is not clear whether the cast has a personal connection to the project.
Zaraah, 36, looked effortlessly stylish for her day of hard graft as she wore a cream trench coat over a black top and jeans.
The actress – who took over the role of Chelsea Fox from Tiana Benjamin on the soap in 2020 – completed the look with brown boots.
Gillian, 63, who plays much-loved Jean Slater, wrapped up against the cold in a khaki jacket and navy blue leggings.
Perry, 61, wore a lightweight black jacket sneakers and wore a black pork pie hat.
Meanwhile, Scott, 52, wore an olive coat and a knitted light gray sweater.
The DIY SOS: EastEnders special follows the Strictly special which aired in August.
Saw the episode Nick works with Anton Du Beke and dancers Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Graziano Di Prima and Nancy Xu.
Good Cause: Butterfly Effect Well-Being is a community project to bring people together and improve mental health, operating from a portable cabin
Gorgeous: Zaraah, 36, looked effortlessly stylish in a cream trench coat and dark brown boots
Stylish: the actress – who took over the role of Chelsea Fox from Tiana Benjamin in the soap in 2020 – wore a black top and rocked jeans
Sporty: Nick, 61, wore gray jeans and a black jacket paired with camel boots
Bundling up: Gillian, 63, wrapped up against the cold in a khaki parka and navy blue leggings
Look: Perry Fenwick, 61, wore a lightweight black jacket and denim
Ensemble: Scott Maslen wore an olive jacket and a knitted light gray sweater
The Strictly stars swapped the dance floor for a building site to bring some sparkle to a Performing Arts School in Wallsend, North Tyneside.
Nick and the Strictly stars were tasked with transforming a derelict old boys’ club into a creative home for True Colours, a charity that welcomes all children and young adults, regardless of their ability, and provides them with the space to express themselves .
They had just six days to transform the dark and dingy space, which was spread over two levels and had a graffiti-filled concrete garden outside.
Anton said he and his fellow dancers were “excited” to get involved in helping such an amazing community.
He said: “Myself, Katya and Graziano understand the power of dance and how it brings people together.
“This could really transform not only the building, but the community. We’re happy to help and add some Strictly magic to the proceedings. And who knows, we might see a future Strictly star in our midst!’
Nick added that he hopes the Strictly professionals have been able to ‘inspire’ the Performing Arts School.
He said: ‘We’re back, and what a way to kick off the Big Build with a brilliant group of Strictly stars who will inspire and delight the children, young adults and employees of True Colors.
‘This Performing Arts School really needs a transformation. They are doing a great job in Wallsend and if we can help them grow so they can accept more students then we will go above and beyond.”
Nice: the DIY SOS: EastEnders special follows the Strictly special that aired in August (Anton du Beke and Katya Jones are pictured with volunteer Billy)