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More on the new 'EastEnders: E20' cast!

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As you may have already read, the four main cast members who are to star in the new series of EastEnders: E20 have now been officially announced.

The first run of the online spinoff was a massive success for the BBC and introduced viewers to Leon Small (Sam Attwater), Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb (Ricky Norwood), Mercy Olubunmi (Bunmi Mojekwu) and Zsa Zsa Carter (Emer Kenny), who all later made the transition over to the main soap.

We now know that series two will centre around new arrivals Solomon, Asher, Naz and Stevie - who all turn up in Albert Square with something to hide and something they want to escape from.

Ahead of E20's return in September, here's a handy guide to each of the newcomers…

Eastenders E20: Solomon Levi played by Tosin Cole
Name: Solomon Levi
Played by: Tosin Cole
Character info: Solomon has been looked after by his older brother Asher for most of his life and is currently finding it difficult to establish an identity of his own. He quickly falls for Naz after meeting her, but his terrible temper and psychopathic mother could threaten his one chance of happiness.
Tosin says: "It's a privilege to work on something so big but so different. Everyone is fantastic to work with. I'm really excited."
Tosin has previously starred in a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' set in urban London.

Eastenders E20: Asher played by Heshima Thompson
Name: Asher
Played by: Heshima Thompson
Character info: Bad boy Asher is trying to redeem himself following a stint in jail. However, he has an inability to say no to easy money - and his brother and mum always seem to make life complicated.
Heshima says: "It's a great project to be a part of and I get to dance so this is going to be fun."
Heshima has previously appeared in 'The Bill' and 'Spooks'.

Eastenders E20: Naz played by Emaa Hussen
Name: Naz
Played by: Emaa Hussen
Character info: Naz feels like she's torn between two worlds. Her friends know her as a fun-loving party girl, while at home, she's the apple of her father's eye. It's only when she meets Sol that the two worlds collide with terrible consequences…
Emaa says: "This is the first thing I've done professionally so it's a really exciting place to start my career. I'm from East London and a big fan of EastEnders, which is one of the reasons I wanted to do the show."
EastEnders: E20 is Emaa's first professional acting project.

Eastenders E20: Stephanie 'Stevie' Dickinson played by Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
Name: Stephanie 'Stevie' Dickinson
Played by: Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
Character info: The daughter of rich parents, Stevie is completely clueless when it comes to real life. However, she's now been abandoned by her mum and dad for travelling. When Ash turns up, it seems like it's the answer to her prayers - the only problem is the people he's brought with him.
Amanda says: "It all happened so quickly but I'm really excited to be working on EastEnders. It's an amazing group of people and they are great to work with."
Amanda has previously appeared in the Oscar-nominated film 'An Education'.

EastEnders: E20 will launch on September 7, with new episodes being released online every Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks.

Are you looking forward to the return of EastEnders: E20? What do you think of the new cast and characters? Let me know your thoughts using the usual form below! Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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