Cast Changes News

Jordan Johnson has been recast as Doctor Who actor Joivan Wade takes over the role


EastEnders bosses have decided to bring Lucas Johnson’s son Jordan back to Walford.

Jordan, who left Albert Square in 2010 to live with his aunt Gloria, will be played by 22-year-old actor Joivan Wade – who played Rigsy in Doctor Who.

On playing the role Joivan says: “Coming into EastEnders is an absolute dream. Jordan is going through a very tough time and needs people in his corner but with a Dad like Lucas will he be able to trust anyone? It’s going to be brilliant to play him and I can’t wait to get started.”

Denise becomes determined to find Jordan in the coming months, following on from her phone call with Lucas.

A source told The Mirror Online: “There is a big fight scene where a Jordan is jumped in an alleyway, it’s not on Albert Square but somewhere close. The filming was still done in the Elstree area.

“The cameras were up close when a gang of lads start laying into him. Jordan owes someone money and they’re sent to teach him a lesson.”

The Mirror Online also confirmed that Don Gillet will be returning to EastEnders in the Spring.

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  • Mr S

    It will ge interesting to see how Ben copes with two of his victims coming back into his life. I wonder if Vincent will also be a bad influence on Jordan? It’s great that Denise will be given a more prominent role in 2016.