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'Enders star predicts Tina Carter arrival

By and Kris Green
'Enders star predicts Tina Carter arrival

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EastEnders star Emer Kenny has revealed that Shirley Carter's sister Tina could arrive in Albert Square in the future.

The actress, who plays Shirley's niece Zsa Zsa in the soap and online spinoff E20, hinted in an interview with DS that producers are waiting for the right time to introduce the character.

Asked whether viewers can expect to ever meet Tina - Zsa Zsa's mother - Kenny replied: "Not yet, but there's definitely the possibility in the future. I'm sure she'll be in soon."

Kenny also promised that the show's writers are to focus on "the family connection" between Shirley and Zsa Zsa as her character transitions from E20 to the main soap.

She said: "The pair recognise their similarities and that brings a warmth to their relationship. At first, though, they really clash and Heather thinks that Zsa Zsa's complete trouble - which she is! Elsewhere on the Square, there's a lot of story between the other young people on the Square. Zsa Zsa definitely gets stuck in."

On how viewers may respond to her alter ego, Kenny added: "It's quite interesting because I know when Zsa Zsa comes in, people will just hate her because she's a real bitch. That's quite intimidating because there are so many good bitches on the show - Janine being the queen of them all. Zsa Zsa's a little different in the way she looks and talks, though. So we've definitely tried to make her different."

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