Theo Kelly - played by 25-year-old Rolan Bell - arrives in Albert Square at the end of the month in search of Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker). However, his combination of good looks and impeccable manners immediately grabs the attention of Chelsea (Tiana Benjamin).
Looks can be deceiving, however, as there's more to Theo than meets the eye.
A Walford source told DS: "The first person he asks after is Patrick and he's soon on his mobile confirming the shopkeeper's identity. Just what is he after? And will he fall head over heels for the stunner?"
Speaking of his role, Bell said: "As a lifelong fan of EastEnders it's amazing to be part of the show - everyone has been so welcoming on set. Working with actors such as Rudolph Walker has been a dream come true and I can't wait to see how my character develops on screen."
He has previously appeared as a character called Lester Clarke in BBC One's daytime medical drama Doctors in an episode called 'Skin Deep' back in 2006 and has performed in stage in productions including The Harder They Come.