Victoria Alcock joins EastEnders

Victoria AlcockFormer Bad Girls actress Victoria Alcock will join the cast of BBC One soap EastEnders.

Warning: Contains Mild Spoilers.

The actress will arrive in Albert Square next month as Lorraine Salter; the estranged mother of troublesome Mandy (Nicola Stapleton). Lorraine will return to Walford after Lucy (Hetti Bywater) sends her a message after getting suspicious about Mandy. Lucy believes that Mandy is having an affair and sending money to someone so intervenes but soon realises her mistake.

The character of Lorraine Salter originally appeared in EastEnders in the 1990s during actress Nicola Stapleton’s original stint in the BBC soap. However, the character was then played by Linda Henry who is now Nicola Stapletonbetter known to EastEnders fans as Shirley Carter. Linda Henry and Victoria Alcock both starred alongside each other in Bad Girls in which Nicola Stapleton also appeared though in the last two seasons by which time Henry had left the cast.

Victoria Alcock’s other notable roles, aside from Bad Girls, include the 2009 Doctor Who special Planet of the Dead, the 1990s drama The House of Eliott as well as appearances in The Bill, Casualty, Holby City, Coronation Street and Lovejoy. The actress also had a small role in EastEnders in 1992.