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First look promo pictures: Ted Reilly takes over the role as Johnny Carter

Johnny’s back… with a new face!

© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

EastEnders newcomer Ted Reilly has been pictured on Albert Square for the first time, in these brand new promotional pictures.

Johnny will make his return to the show later this year – after a year and a half long absence.

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© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Reilly said this week: “I’m truly delighted to be joining such an iconic show. The Carters are a fantastic family and I can’t wait to get started!”

EastEnders‘ departing executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: “Johnny is a key member of the Carter family and he’s been missing over the past year and a half, when so much has happened to the Carters. As the family embark on their next big storyline to take them through 2016, it felt wrong not to have Johnny back to play a big part in that – and learn everything that has happened while he has been away.

“We have so much in store for Johnny and so many stories to tell and, after massive casting sessions and recalls with Danny and Kellie, we have found in Ted not only a brilliant actor, but the perfect Johnny Carter.”

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© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Johnny Carter returns later this year.

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