The actress is set to play the mother of Lola Pearce, according to The Sun, and she is expected to have a short stint on the soap.
Her scenes are due to air around Christmas, with filming lined up later this month.
Kensit previously appeared on Emmerdale as Sadie King, a role she played for two years from 2004 to 2006.
She was also part of Holby City from 2007 to 2019, where she played the character of Faye Morton.
EastEnders did not respond when Digital Spy reached out for comment on this news.
In emotional scenes that played out on Thursday (November 3), Lola found out that there was nothing that could be done to save her.
"We can try and slow the regrowths with additional treatments, but I have to be clear, this isn't curable," her doctor explained.
Danielle Harold, who plays Lola on the show, opened up about the “humbling experience” of filming this difficult storyline.
In an interview with Inside Soap, she said: "I’m so glad this story is being done, because it’s not previously had time dedicated to it in the soap.
“It’s nice to highlight this when there is so little funding for brain tumour research in the UK. Other countries have developed more than we have; I hope it raises awareness and does some good."
EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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