'EastEnders' recasts Amy Mitchell

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Ellie Dadd as the new Amy Mitchell on EastEnders. (BBC)
Ellie Dadd as the new Amy Mitchell on EastEnders. (BBC)

EastEnders has confirmed that it has recast Amy Mitchell.

Ellie Dadd will be taking over the role of Jack Branning's youngest daughter with Abbie Burke departing the soap after eight years.

Dadd has already shot her first scenes as Amy Mitchell and is set to make her debut on the show on Tuesday, 9 August where she takes a romantic interest in Denzel.

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Amy Mitchell is set to prominently feature in an ongoing bullying storyline where Denzel and his friends begin to gang up and make fun of her.

Abbie Burke as Amy Mitchell in EastEnders in 2021. (BBC)
Abbie Burke as Amy Mitchell in EastEnders in 2021. (BBC)

The storyline will explore Amy struggling with her confidence amidst high school life as she goes through puberty.

Dadd will be the third actor to play Mitchell who was originally portrayed by Amelie Conway before Burke took over the role in 2014.

Ellie Dadd as Amy Mitchell on EastEnders. (BBC)
Ellie Dadd as Amy Mitchell on EastEnders. (BBC)

EastEnders recently featured a last minute added reference to England's win over Germany in the finals of Euro 2022.

In a scene shot after the 2-1 win over Germany at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 31 July, various characters can be seen in the Queen Vic celebrating England's first major football trophy since 1966.

The scene features Kim Fox, Lola Pearce and Queen Vic landlady Linda Carter enjoying a drink and raising a toast to the victorious football team.

Ellie Dadd (far left) as the new Amy Mitchell on EastEnders. (BBC)
Ellie Dadd (far left) as the new Amy Mitchell on EastEnders. (BBC)

At one point, Kim says: "Every single one of them is a role model, I'm telling you. If you can see it, you can be it," making reference to the number of women and girls who have taken an interest in football over the summer.

Linda also joked that she would whip out her own sports bra, a nod to Chloe Kelly's celebration after she scored England's winner in extra time.

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show can also be streamed on BBC iPlayer.

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