Leo King's mum is coming to Walford, and you might recognise her

Michaela Turnbull is coming to Walford

As the storyline between Leo King and Whitney Dean heats up, EastEnders has revealed that Leo's mum Michaela will arrive in Walford.

Viewers may recognise Michaela as comedy actress Fiona Allen, best known for her role in Channel 4's hit comedy sketch show Smack the Pony.

Currently Whitney is in a relationship with Leo and has no idea about his true identity, although Jack Branning and Callum Highway have their suspicions.

Leo is doing everything he can to infiltrate Whitney's life in a scheme to eventually make her pay for his father's death.


Fiona Allen, who also starred in Skins and Waterloo Road, spoke to Digital Spy about her upcoming Walford role: "I really enjoyed being part of EastEnders and was made to feel really welcome by everyone. My character is strong and down to earth, a tough cookie who doesn't give up easily in life no matter what is thrown at her!"

Smack the Pony - Channel 4

Fiona will appear on our screens over Christmas.

EastEnders airs weeknights on BBC One.