EastEnders’ brand new family are set to make their arrival in Albert Square, and it looks as though they’re set to ruffle some feathers from the off.
Head of the family is Karen (played by Lorraine Stanley) – a loudmouthed single mum to five children. Despite being ‘brash” and “not to messed with”, Karen has raised her children with no income, and a “loud mouth”, yet she still raised them with love and warmth.
The family make their first appearance on June 15th, and it has already been teased that they’re set to ruffle a few feathers – with Karen reported to instantly clash with Stacey Fowler.
The show’s executive producer, Sean O’Connor, said: “I’m hugely excited at the arrival of Karen and her family in Albert Square. They’re noisy, brash and not-to-be-messed-with.
“Karen is a twenty-a-day lioness, bringing up her kids with no support, no money and a very loud mouth. But though they may lack cash, the Taylors have love and warmth in spades.
“This summer is going to be explosive as the Taylors settle in Walford. The Square will never be quite the same again…’
On her new role, Lorraine Stanley said: “I’m chuffed to be cast in such an iconic show that I’ve grown up watching. Working with my new family is really quite special, and I’m proud to play their mum.”
EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm on BBC One.