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EastEnders: Jasmine Armfield to play Sonia's daughter Rebecca

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EastEnders bosses have today (December 19) confirmed the casting of Jasmine Armfield as Sonia Fowler's daughter Rebecca.

Rebecca will be with her mum when Sonia returns to Walford in the New Year.

Natalie Cassidy as Sonia Fowler in EastEnders

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Natalie Cassidy as Sonia Fowler in EastEnders


The 13-year-old is a well-behaved teenager, but also has a determined streak and a reputation as "a little fighter".

An EastEnders statement explained: "A bright child who is passionate about music, Rebecca can play the guitar beautifully but is not someone who would blow her own trumpet.

"She wants to do well in life and make her parents proud, but it's this determination that will be the making or undoing of her."

Long-time EastEnders fans will remember that Sonia gave birth to Rebecca in 2000 on the living room floor when she didn't even know she was pregnant.

Rebecca's father is Martin Fowler (James Alexandrou), who was last seen on screen in 2007.

'Daybreak' TV Programme, London, Britain - 31 Jul 2013, important of family meal times
Natalie Cassidy
31 Jul 2013

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Natalie Cassidy


Armfield's first episode as Rebecca will air in January, when Sonia also returns to the show. Natalie Cassidy announced her EastEnders comeback as Sonia in October.

Speaking at the time, Cassidy commented: "After seven years being out of the show, apart from the odd episode, I am extremely excited and honoured to be making a full-time return.

"I feel so lucky as an actress to get back to my roots. With Dominic [Treadwell-Collins] as executive producer, it's such an exciting time for the show."

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