EastEnders FIRST LOOK: ‘Allo ‘Allo! star Vicki Michelle, 72, arrives at Albert Square as Brian Conley’s on-screen wife, Jo Cotton
Vicki Michelle has joined the cast of EastEnders and will star as Brian Conley’s on-screen wife, Jo Cotton.
The actress, 72, who is best known for her role as Yvette Carte-Blanche in the BBC series ‘Allo! ‘Allo!, was first photographed on Albert Square on Friday.
Producers revealed that Vicki has already started filming and will appear on screen in two episodes airing next month.
Her character Jo married Rocky more than 25 years ago, but her arrival could spell trouble for the car dealer who is currently engaged to Kathy Beale.
Now that the truth about his marital status is revealed, viewers of the soap will have to wait and see what Rocky’s reaction will be.
New role: Vicki Michelle, 72, has joined the cast of EastEnders and will star as Brian Conley’s on-screen husband, Jo Cotton
Familiar Face: Brian plays Sonia’s long-lost father on the soap
Upon joining the show, Vicki said, ‘I’m so excited to be in EastEnders and everyone has been so nice.
Jo Cotton is a great character and it’s such a great story. I can’t wait for the public to meet her.’
Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer added: ‘We are delighted to welcome the immensely talented Vicki to the EastEnders family, as she brings the character of Jo Cotton to life.
“Vicki is perfectly suited to take on the elusive nature of Rocky’s wife, whom we know very little about.
“Brash, quick-witted and extremely glamorous, Jo is related to her long-lost husband, Rocky, and as you might expect, she is immediately thrown into the heart of the drama when she arrives in Walford.”
It comes after EastEnders fans were treated to a never-before-seen flash-forward scene of the mystery Christmas Day episode, which sees the leading ladies of Walford standing over a dead man.
Monday night, the legendary London-based soap focused solely on the storylines of the square’s matriarchs.
Denise (Diane Parish), Kathy (Gillian Taylforth), Linda (Kellie Bright), Sharon (Letitia Dean), Stacey (Lacey Turner) and Suki (Balvinder Sopal) spent the evening at the Queen Vic trying to put out fires in their personal lives. extinguish.
On set: the actress best known for her role as Yvette Carte-Blanche in the BBC series Allo! Allo!, was first photographed on Albert Square on Friday
Throwback: She appeared in all episodes of the comedy series that ran from 1982 to 1992 (pictured with costar Gordon Kaye in 1989)
When they became the last stragglers in the pub after the last orders had been drunk, Linda agreed to a lock-in and the six women began to toast ‘the men in our lives’.
Sharon starts by telling her friends, “To those who give us false hope and security,” and Stacey adds, “To those who try to undermine us.”
Linda says, “To those who hurt us,” while Denise replies, “Those who play with our hearts.”
Kathy says, “Those who take us for granted…and I’ve had a few,” and Suki adds, “Those who try to keep us in the shadows.”
Exciting: It comes after EastEnders fans were treated to a never-before-seen flash-forward scene of the Christmas Day episode, in which the leading ladies of Walford stand over a dead man
Back to Sharon, she says, “To all the bastards we’ve been stupid enough to let into our hearts.” For men, let them get what they deserve.’
All six women repeat Sharon’s final statement and clink their drinks – before the scene ends and fans watch the flash-forward.
With the Queen Vic decorated throughout with beautiful Christmas themed floral displays and a well-lit festive tree, the camera pans around to show Linda walking into the pub with a shocked look on her face.
Next, the audience is shown the body of an unidentified man, wearing black pants and a white shirt.