In future EastEnders scenes, Linda Carter’s (Kellie Bright) mother Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) is expected to enter Albert Square in a spectacular manner.
The well-known landlord is preparing to return to the Square after agreeing to purchase Mick Carter’s (Danny Dyer) part of the Queen Vic, but there will be a price to pay.
Viewers will be aware that Linda has kept her mother’s participation a secret, leading Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) to think that she is presently poised to assume the role of landlady once again.
On the other hand, The Panesars, who withdrew out of a contract on Sharon’s gym in order to acquire the renowned boozer, are also prepared to close the sale.
When Linda tells the truth, it stuns everyone, but Elaine shows up unannounced, putting a stop to the ensuing fireworks between Linda and Sharon.
Prior to Elaine’s entrance, the actress Harriet Thorpe predicted “some drama,” before hinting at what The Panesars and Sharon would think of her.
“I think they’re both very shocked, and there will be big repercussions,”
Even though Elaine has previously appeared on the show, Harriet Thorpe, who replaced previous actress Maria Friedman in the role, is taking on the role for the first time.
She is quite complimentary of her new work colleagues, especially her on-screen daughter Kellie Bright, who she had to get to know as a result.
She is truly amazing! She is encouraging, humorous, and we communicate often about our amazing mother-daughter connection.
“A mother and daughter’s relationship can be tense at the best of times, and it’s our job as characters playing them to irritate the hell out of each other,” the character said.
This time, Elaine comes to Walford with The Knights, a new family.
Introducing a new family was something that Harriet said: “We’re all enjoying so much because they’re a group of such interesting characters who have their own issues, thoughts, and passions for life.”
In the next months, fans can anticipate seeing a lot from Elaine, including “some laughs, a bit of wit, a bit of wisdom, and a strong woman.”