Denise Van Outen has become the latest theatre star to land a role in BBC1's EastEnders.
Van Outen will join the cast for a guest stint in the spring; however, details about her character are yet to be revealed by soap bosses.
Van Outen said: "I'm really excited to be joining EastEnders, as I've been a fan of the series for years. 2015 marks the show's 30th anniversary, so it feels even more special to be part of this year's celebration."
Executive Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said: "It was only a matter of time before Denise Van Outen walked onto the Square. We cannot wait to have Denise join us for a few episodes, where she will definitely make her presence felt."
Denise Van Outen’s Broadway and West End credits include: Tell Me on a Sunday, Chicago, Rent: Remixed and Legally Blonde. Her television roles include Mary in Hotel Babylon, Michaela in The Empress’ New Clothes, Leigh Jackson in two series of Babes in the Wood and Kim Blakeney in two series of Where the Heart Is. She was the runner-up in the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Other theatre stars to recently join EastEnders include Declan Bennett (Once) and Danny-Boy Hatchard (Beautiful Thing) as well as the legendary Maria Friedman.
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