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'EastEnders': Gary Lucy returns as Danny Pennant - first-look pictures

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EastEnders fans will see Danny Pennant pay another visit to Walford next week as he attends the grand opening of Ian Beale's new restaurant.

Ian (Adam Woodyatt) is eager to impress city banker Danny, hoping that he might agree to invest in the business.

Lister introduces Ian to his investor friend, Danny Pennant, whom Ian treats as his guest of honour.

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Ian is introduced to Danny.



When everyone heads outside for the grand unveiling of the restaurant's sign, Ian is stunned to see that the name has been changed from 'Ian Beale @ Le Square' to 'Scarlett's'.

With Ian's scheming investor Janine Butcher responsible for the last-minute change, she advises him to buy her out if he doesn't like it. However, Ian knows that he can only afford to get rid of Janine if Danny agrees to offer up some cash in her place.

Ian is shocked to see that the name of the restaurant has been changed.

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Ian is shocked to see the name of the restaurant.



Later, things get even worse for Ian as restaurant waitress Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) accidentally spills drinks all over Danny, having secretly consumed one too many herself.

Ian apologises to Danny and hopes that this hasn't scuppered his chances of an investment. However, Ian is left disappointed when Danny informs him that his job is to find people to invest - and he certainly won't be asking anyone to invest in this restaurant!

In her drunken state Lauren brings Danny the wrong drink.

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Lauren messes up with Danny.



Danny after being drenched by Lauren

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Danny after being drenched by Lauren.



Danny, played by Gary Lucy, first joined EastEnders last autumn for a love triangle storyline with Christian Clarke and Syed Masood. He is now re-joining as a regular character.

EastEnders airs Danny's return visit on Friday, June 7 at 9pm on BBC One. He appears as a regular from July.

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