Charlie Wernham joins EastEnders this autumn

He'll play Harvey’s wayward eldest son, Aaron Monroe.


Charlie Wernham is set to arrive in Walford this autumn playing Aaron Monroe. He’ll stop by the Square to see his dad Harvey and younger sister Dana, whose rocky relationship with Bobby Beale will see her moving into the Square with her dad in the coming weeks.


Aaron is Harvey’s wayward eldest son, who’s confident and likes to get his own way. He’s close to his dad who raised him alone but as soon as Aaron landed a city job in finance, he left home and didn’t look back.


Things between Aaron and his sister Dana are strained and she often feels shut out by him. Though Aaron is fiercely loyal, his arrogance often becomes his biggest asset and downfall in equal measure.


When he waltzes into Walford to check out his family’s new set-up, a few things catch his eye and he decides to hang around.


Actor and Comedian Charlie Wernham is best-known for playying Robbie Roscoe in Hollyoaks and Mitchell in BBC Three sitcom Bad Education and begins filming on EastEnders this month.


Speaking about his arrival to Albert Square, Charlie said "It was always a childhood dream of mine to be in EastEnders. It’s a show that’s constantly on TV in my household as my family are massive fans so it’s always been close to my heart. I can’t wait to get cracking and join an incredibly talented cast!"


And Jon Sen, Executive Producer, EastEnders added "We’re very happy to be welcoming Charlie to Walford. His character Aaron joins the Monroe’s, our newest family set to move into the Square with connections to the Beale’s."


"In many ways, he’s the opposite to his sister Dana and Harvey’s relationship with them both is likely to be tested. There’s more to Aaron than his bravado lets on and we look forward to Charlie’s arrival on screen later this year.:


EastEnders continues Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One