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EastEnders casts new Johnny Carter

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EastEnders casts new Johnny Carter

Ted Reilly is joining the cast of 'EastEnders' as Johnny Carter.

He replaces Sam Strike as the son of Queen Vic landlords Mick and Linda Carter. Johnny's last appearance on the BBC soap was December 2014 when he came out as gay before leaving to go travelling with his boyfriend.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Ted knows this is a big chance for him and he is really excited about joining the soap. Johnny was a controversial character before with lots of big storylines so he will come back onto the show with a bang."

Speaking previously about the decision to bring back Johnny, an 'EastEnders' spokesperson said: "There are so many more stories that we wanted to tell with Johnny, so we felt that the time was right to unite the Carter family again.

"The Carter family quickly became one of 'EastEnders' most iconic families and there are lots of stories planned for them, but it felt it would be a shame if those stories had to be told without Johnny's involvement. Whoever gets the job will be landing themselves a dream role."

Ted's previous acting credits include 'Call The Midwife', 'Casualty' and 'Grantchester'.