EASTENDERS has signed up a Hollywood legend as it kills off Walford legend Aunt Sal.
The BBC cleaning soap has recruited Snatch and Lock, Inventory and TwoBarrels star Alan for a key new storyline, The Solar can exclusively reveal.
Acquiring appeared opposite the likes of Brad Pitt ahead of, Alan will be swapping Hollywood for Walford in the tragic storyline that sees him attend the funeral of beloved Aunt Sal.
The sister of Peggy Mitchell will be provided a massive send-off by her spouse and children in future scenes.
A resource unveiled: “Alan’s a good signing by bosses.
“He’s a massive star who admirers will be delighted to see on the soap. His character has a long relationship to the Mitchells.”
The insider extra: “Aunt Sal was a stalwart of the cleaning soap and she’ll be accomplished happy with the scenes.”
Cockney actor Alan has formerly starred in the cleaning soap.
Again in 1986 he manufactured an look in a person episode of the then fledgling present as a conman named Sam Sangers.
Dodgy Sam prepared to con Debbie Wilkins out of her deceased boyfriend, Andy’s possessions but located himself up versus the formidable Pauline Fowler who despatched him on his way.
It is not nevertheless recognized no matter if Alan is enjoying Sam or a new character.
The funeral scenes are very likely to air in the new calendar year with the soap filming two months in advance at this time of 12 months.
Sal was very last seen in Walford during Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell’s funeral in 2017 the place she berated their mother Glenda for abandoning them as children.
Because then she has been stated on-monitor with Phil mentioned to have been hiding in her getaway property last yr when he was on the operate from the police.
However very last 12 months in serious life Aunt Sal actress Anna Karen died throughout a property hearth at her household in Ilford, London.
Fire engines and firefighters had been rushed to the scene on Windsor Street, shortly immediately after 10.30pm.
The crew managed to get the hearth less than control in less than an hour but Anna had tragically died.
The cleaning soap paid tribute to her in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to hear that Anna Karen has passed away.
“Anna designed a sharp, brief witted and very well-known character in Aunt Sal that the viewers will under no circumstances overlook, just as people who labored with her at EastEnders will hardly ever forget her heat, kindness fun and good humour.
“Our love and views are with Anna’s family and mates.”
An EastEnders spokeswoman declined to remark.