Adrian Edmondson joins the cast of EastEnders

He'll play Daniel Cook, a new love interest for Jean Slater.

Described as "charming and with a wicked sense of humour", Daniel is the perfect antidote for Jean as she continues her treatment for ovarian cancer.

At first, Jean is unsure about Daniel but as he offers his support in his own unique way, Jean warms to him and the pair strike up a bond.

Speaking about joining EastEnders, Adrian said “There were only fifteen boys on my drama course at Manchester Uni, and I’ll be the third to appear in EastEnders - so I feel it’s a kind of tradition! The other two being Tom Watt (Lofty Holloway) and Paul Bradley (Ni