EastEnders confirms return for Chelsea Fox as role recast ahead of Lucas twist – Mirror Online

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EastEnders has announced the return of Chelsea Fox, the daughter of Denise Fox and her serial killer ex Lucas Johnson.

Chelsea makes her Walford comeback later this year on the BBC soap, ahead of a twist surrounding her evil father’s own return.

Denise will be stunned when her eldest child makes her way back to Walford, 10 years after she fled following her dad’s killing spree.

Chelsea left in 2010, and despite the odd mention she hasn’t been seen in the Square since – instead living with her grandmother.

The role has been recast, with original actress Tiana Benjamin replaced with former Coronation Street and Waterloo Road star Zaraah Abrahams.

EastEnders has announced the return of Chelsea Fox, now played by actress Zaraah Abrahams
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The former Dancing on Ice star shared her excitement to be taking on the role, with trouble no doubt set to follow.

She said: “I am so excited to be joining such an iconic show and I am really looking forward to taking on the role of Chelsea Fox.”

During her previous stint in Walford, Chelsea had romances with Sean Slater, Grant Mitchell and even shared a brief encounter with her now-stepfather Jack Branning, who is dating her mum.

Tiana Benjamin previously played Chelsea
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But what brings her back to Walford, and is it linked to her dad Lucas’ comeback?

The show’s Executive Producer Jon Sen teased: “When Chelsea was around, trouble was never far away and that is as true as ever when she returns to Walford later this year.

“We are excited that fans are going to see Chelsea back on their screens and thrilled that the wonderful Zaraah is going to play her.”

Lucas Johnson is also returning to EastEnders
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It comes following the news that Lucas would be back soon, forcing Denise to face her past.

Jon said of the twist: “Bringing back Don to the Square has been on our wish list for some time now as there’s definitely some unfinished business with Lucas and he certainly hasn’t let Denise go.

“His reign of terror put him firmly up there with Walford’s biggest villains and I can’t wait for audiences to watch his return unfold.”

EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One.

 

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