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EastEnders is going out five nights a week for one week only as it welcomes a new face to the square.

Jamie Foreman will play Derek Branning and viewers will see him arrive in Walford as his younger brother Max returns to the show.

Max, played by Jake Wood, left the square in August after his affair with his ex-wife was exposed.

Foreman, who specialises in screen hardman roles, is the son of a genuine East End villain. His father, Freddie Foreman, was jailed for disposing of the body of Kray twins victim Jack “The Hat” McVitie.

Foreman also once dated actress Patsy Kensit, daughter of another Kray associate known as “Jimmy the Dip”.

He has starred in Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist as well as Nil By Mouth and Gangster No.1. The five TV episodes will be shown in the week beginning Monday November 21.