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'EastEnders' casts Kirsty Branning's bad boy ex Carl White

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EastEnders bosses have announced the casting of actor Daniel Coonan as Kirsty Branning's ex-boyfriend Carl White.

Carl will arrive in Walford next month, turning Kirsty's world upside down just when she thought she was finally being accepted as Mrs Branning.

Daniel Coonan as Carl White in EastEnders

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Daniel Coonan



Kirsty's ex has spent the past few years in jail and is being billed as a new bad boy for EastEnders.

While in prison, Carl shared a cell with Derek Branning and the two men became close friends.

Upon his release, Carl makes a number of attempts to make contact with Kirsty but is left frustrated when she ignores him.

Once he has tracked Kirsty down, Carl's early scenes on Albert Square see him determined to get back some money that he feels is rightfully his. However, he also soon makes it clear that he wants Kirsty back.

Kierston Wareing as Kirsty Branning in EastEnders

© BBC / Dan Goldsmith

Kierston Wareing



Speaking of his new role, Coonan commented: "EastEnders has been a part of my life since I was 12 years old. I even remember talking about the storylines in school playgrounds in Tottenham and I am very happy and proud to now be a small part of its life."

EastEnders' executive producer Lorraine Newman added: "It's wonderful to have Daniel Coonan joining us in Walford to play Carl White. Oozing confidence and with a dangerous edge, will Kirsty be able to resist his bad boy charms for long, or can Max save her from the lure of the dark side?"

Coonan's previous screen credits include parts in Silent Witness, Dancing on the Edge, Mayday, Inside Men and Law & Order: UK.

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