The news follows the recent news that her father Lucas Johnson will also be returning, played by Don Gilet.
Originally played by Tiana Benjamin, Zaraah Abrahams takes on the role of Chelsea Fox when the character returns to Walford after 10 years away.
The shocks keep on coming for Denise when her eldest daughter returns. Chelsea left in 2010 to live with her grandmother as she couldn’t bear to be known as the daughter of a serial killer but just why is Chelsea on her way back to Walford after all these years?
During her previous time in Walford, things were never quiet for Chelsea. From a brief fling with Grant Mitchell, she soon fell for Sean Slater before a brief encounter with Jack Branning, who is now currently in a relationship with her mother, Denise… Add to that the drama of her father Lucas, it’s fair to say that drama is never far from Chelsea Fox.
Speaking about her new role Zaraah said "I am so excited to be joining such an iconic show and I am really looking forward to taking on the role of Chelsea Fox."
And the soap's Executive Produce Jon Sen added "When Chelsea was around, trouble was never far away and that is as true as ever when she returns to Walford later this year. We are excited that fans are going to see Chelsea back on their screens and thrilled that the wonderful Zaraah is going to play her."
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