Gary Lucy to make EastEnders return

EastEnders, Gary Lucy

Gary Lucy is returning to EastEnders this Summer after bosses have handed the actor a full-time contract.

Lucy previously appeared in the soap for a handful of episodes last year when his character city banker Danny Pennant ruffled feathers by having a fling with Syed Masood (Marc Elliott) before later accusing Syed’s boyfriend Christian Clarke (John Partridge) of assault.

I’m extremely excited to be joining such a fantastic show – one which my family are huge fans of and I grew up watching.

I enjoyed the little taster last September and am looking forward to exploring my character further, seeing what’s in store for him and which characters it will involve. – Lucy

The character of Danny is expected to return to screens in June when business brings him back to the Square.

We are absolutely delighted to reveal that Gary Lucy will be returning to EastEnders.

Danny’s stories will see him crossing paths with some of our best loved characters and I am sure the audience will relish in the fact that the complex nature of this character means that nothing is ever simple – Executive Producer, Lorraine Newman

Lucy has previously played regular roles in Hollyoaks, Footballers Wives and The Bill.