Lisa Faulkner's arrival in Albert Square was warmly received by fans eager to see how her character Fi Browning develops
The former Holby City and Spooks star arrived in Albert Square as businesswoman Fi Browning, whose job is to whip the Queen Vic team into shape.
She may only have had a few scenes so far, but her casting is already a popular one.
Since her last major acting role, Lisa has won Celebrity MasterChef and been working as a cook and recipe writer.
EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Friday at 8pm.