EastEnders newcomer Denise van Outen has spoken about her new guest role playing Karin Smart.
Speaking on Chanel 4’s ‘Alan Carr Chatty Man‘, Van Outen said: “The opportunity came up for this character and the time felt right, the character is really fun and she is a bit naughty – surprise surprise. I thought she is going to go into The Square and stir things up a little bit. So I just grabbed the chance to play her.”
“I said if I was ever going to do it [join EastEnders], the two personas you can have really is to be the bitch or be a bit of a slut, and I chose to be a bit of a slut,” she continued.
“She’s a businesswoman and she really does shake things up in the Square. And there’s a bit of history there with Phil Mitchell… I can’t reveal too much but there’s definitely going to be fireworks.”
Alan Carr Chatty Man airs on Channel 4 and Chanel 4 HD tonight at 10pm.