There’s a new family moving into Albert Square this month as Neon Jungle singer Jessica Plummer is joining the cast of EastEnders.
The hitmaker, 26, will star as Chantelle Atkins, daughter of Karen Taylor and Mitch Baker.
Joining her in Walford will be her husband Gray (Toby-Alexander Smith).
New in town: There’s a new family moving into Albert Square this month as Neon Jungle singer Jessica Plummer (pictured back-centre) is joining the cast of EastEnders
Chantelle is no wallflower and is expected to cause a stir among the locals thanks to her fiery relationship with her mother.
Alongside her stint with Neon Jungle, Jessica also appeared in the 2017 film How To Talk To Girls At Parties which starred Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman.
On joining the show, she said: ‘”Just like the majority of the UK, I grew up watching EastEnders.
‘It’s an absolute honour to be joining the cast with all my childhood favourites… Rickaaaaaaaay.’
Family: Jessica will star as Chantelle Atkins, daughter of Karen Taylor and Mitch Baker
Meanwhile, Toby-Alexander said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining the cast of EastEnders as I’ve always been a fan.
‘I’m looking forward to seeing what Albert Square has in store for Gray.’
The soap’s senior executive producer, Kate Oates, said Chantelle’s ‘picture-perfect’ life could lead to conflict in the family.
Back in the day: Jessica was previously a member of the short-lived girl group Neon Jungle who split in 2015 (pictured in 2014)
She said: ‘I’m so excited to welcome Jessica and Toby to Albert Square.
‘Chantelle is a Taylor through and through: tough, sharp and streetwise.
‘To the rest of the Taylor family, she is definitely the one who’s “done good”: leaving home early, and landing on her feet marrying the handsome and successful Gray.
‘But will Chantelle’s picture-perfect lifestyle put her and Gray into conflict with the rest of her family?’
The Atkins family will make their debut on EastEnders later this month.
Thrilled: On joining the show, she said: ‘Just like the majority of the UK, I grew up watching EastEnders. It’s an absolute honour to be joining the cast’ (pictured in 2014)