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EastEnders' first look at Lisa Faulkner mysterious character Fi Browning - who gets on wrong side of one family

Mirror logo Mirror 18/04/2017 Kyle O'Sullivan


EastEnders has given fans their first look at the arrival of Lisa Faulkner ’s mysterious new character Fi Browning in Walford.

The actress and Celebrity MasterChef winner landed the role of stylish Fi earlier this year and will make her eagerly anticipated debut in Albert Square next week - ruffling plenty of feathers along the way.

Fi looks every inch the businesswoman as she arrives in Walford, clad in a white shirt, grey v-neck jumper and pale pink overcoat.

Not much is known about her entrance storyline, but BBC has teased she will “immediately get on the wrong side of one family” - intriguing!

Executive producer Sean O'Connor has said he sees Lisa as a major part of the soap moving forward.

He said: "I’m really thrilled that we have been able to tempt Lisa Faulkner back to TV drama and back to the BBC.

"She’s an extremely accomplished and hugely popular actress and we’re very excited to have her in Albert Square.

"Fi Browning is something of a departure for EastEnders; a no-nonsense but sophisticated business woman with strength and vulnerability.

"But does she have an agenda? And who - or what- has she set her sights on?”

Credits: Rex Features

Credits: Rex Features
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Lisa admitted in March the call from EastEnders about the role came "completely out of the blue" and she'd just started filming.

Speaking on Lorraine, she said: “I started filming a couple of days ago and it’s a bit of a baptism.

“You just go into this place and go ‘oh my gosh it’s so fast’.

“But everybody is really lovely and it came completely out of the blue.

"The [EastEnders] producers phoned up and asked if I could go and meet them and I met Sean the producer and Julie the casting director.

“He just sold this character to me, he was very good at pitching this great character and the show.

“I sort of came back thinking 'let's just see what happens'.

“Then they phoned and asked if I’d do it and I thought ‘why not jump in and see? What’s the worst that could happen?’

“She’s a great character so I’m looking forward to playing her.”

* EastEnders airs Fi's arrival on April 27 at 7.30pm on BBC One.


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