EastEnders SPOILER: Corrie’s Zaraah Abrahams becomes Chelsea as she’s seen on set for the first time with serial killer dad Lucas (who makes a return after 10-year prison stint!)
Coronation Street’s Zaraah Abrahams was seen on the set of EastEnders for the first time at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood on Saturday.
The actress, 33, appeared in great spirits as she tapped into the character of Denise Fox’s daughter, who was previously played by Tiana Benjamin.
The former barmaid is preparing to reunite with her serial killer father Lucas (Don Gilet), who has returned to the BBC series following a 10-year prison stint.
The new Chelsea Fox: Coronation Street’s Zaraah Abrahams was seen on the set of EastEnders for the first time at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood on Saturday
Soap star Zaraah grinned from ear-to-ear as she chatted to cast and crew in between scenes.
Keeping warm, the thespian wrapped up in a padded jacket, and wore her tresses in a straight style.
Don, 53, meanwhile, looked equally happy to be filming his role as criminal Lucas, who gets beaten up shortly after being released from prison.
The notorious Walford murderer was revealed to be making a comeback on the soap earlier this year, but other residents are clearly not too happy by the prospect as Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) is determined to do away with him.
He’s back! The former barmaid prepared to reunite with her serial killer father Lucas (Don Gilet, pictured), who has returned to the BBC series following a 10-year prison stint
Fitting in well: The actress, 33, appeared in great spirits as she tapped into the role of Denise Fox’s daughter
Lucas made a brief return to the show in 2016 when he escaped prison, but he was rearrested two months later.
The former preacher has caught wind of his former partner Denise’s son Raymond – whom she shares with Phil – and is keen on playing a role in his life.
Chelsea was last seen on the series in 2010, and had her fair share of flings including soap lothario Grant Mitchell and Sean Slater.
She left Walford a decade earlier to live with his grandmother, struggling with being known as the daughter of a serial killer.
Change: The character was last seen on EastEnders in 2010 and was previously played by actress Tiana Benjamin (pictured)
New face: ‘I am so excited to be joining such an iconic show and I am really looking forward to taking on the role of Chelsea Fox’, the soap star said on her new project
On taking over the role, Zaraah said: ‘I am so excited to be joining such an iconic show and I am really looking forward to taking on the role of Chelsea Fox.’
Jon Sen, Executive Producer added: ‘When Chelsea was around, trouble was never far away and that is as true as ever when she returns to Walford later this year.
‘We are excited that fans are going to see Chelsea back on their screens and thrilled that the wonderful Zaraah is going to play her.’
The TV star played the rebellious Joanne on Corrie from 2005 to 2007, but the door was left open for her return, and has also had a role in Spike Lee’s 2014 film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
Cheeky: The thespian played the rebellious Joanne Jackson on Corrie from 2005 to 2007 (pictured centre with Rob James-Collier and Tupele Dorgu (pictured in 2007)