EastEnders recast character as iconic member of the Carter family returns

It's another EastEnders recasting as Charlie Suff becomes the latest actor to play Johnny Carter following in the footsteps of Sam Strike and Ted Reilly on the BBC show

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Johnny Carter is heading back to EastEnders as a third actor takes on the character after bosses made yet another re-casting.

Granchester actor Charlie Suff is taking over the role after Sam Strike and Ted Reilly previously played the son of Mick and Linda Carter. Johnny is returning to Albert Square five years after leaving for Manchester, where he has been working as a lawyer.

During his time on the show, original actor Sam was involved in some emotional storylines on the BBC soap. Viewers and critics alike praised the young actor’s sensitive performance in scenes where his character Johnny came out as gay to his dad, played by hardman Danny Dyer.

Johnny Carter was played by Ted Reilly until 2018 



Sam Strike was the original and now there’s a third actor taking the role 


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Now Charlie is taking over and opening up about his new role, he said: “I’m so delighted to be joining such an iconic programme. EastEnders was always on at my house when I was growing up. Johnny is a complex character who has been through so much, which I can’t wait to explore. I’ve found EastEnders to be the most kind and loving space to work in, and I already feel like one of the family.”

EastEnders boss Chris Clenshaw added: “I’m delighted to welcome Charlie Suff to the role of Johnny Carter. Although we haven’t seen Johnny on the Square in almost five years, his character remains linked to the show and its most iconic venue, The Queen Vic.

“Since his short time away, the Carter family dynamics have changed significantly, and it’s safe to say that Johnny will be returning to a very different Walford than the one he left.” Johnny originally arrived in Albert Square in 2013 played by Sam, who was thrown in at the deep end when he was involved in an emotionally charged coming out storyline that brought tears to viewers eyes.

Two years later, bosses introduced Johnny once again – this time played by Ted, who joined amid a difficult time for the Carter’s following Linda’s rape at the hands of Dean Wicks, played by Matt Di Angelo. However, the character left Walford again in January 2018 and hasn’t been seen since even when siblings Nancy Carter and Lee have reappeared or during last festive saga that saw Mick disappear at sea.

Fans are thrilled to see him return and one wrote on Twitter: “Welcome home Johnny Carter! In amongst the introduction of the Knights it’s great to see that Clenshaw is keen on a Carter revival. Something positive for Linda after her year of heartache. Can’t wait to see how Johnny reacts to the arrival of the Knight family. #EastEnders”.


Source: https://edition.cnn.com/

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