BBC soap EastEnders has confirmed that fan favourite character Johnny Carter will return to the square.

Although fans may not recognise the character at first EastEnders added that they have also recast the role.

As Grantchester actor Charlie Suff will become the third actor to play the son of Mick and Linda Carter.

Johnny last appeared in Walford back in January 2018, while EastEnders fans haven't heard much of his doings, it has been mentioned that he was living in Manchester and working as a solicitor.

Johnny Carter to return to EastEnders 

Now, Johnny will return to EastEnders as he tackles the sudden disappearance of his dad, Mick played by Danny Dyer. 

The new actor for Johnny, Charlie has already started filming for the character return as he shared: "I’m so delighted to be joining such an iconic programme - EastEnders was always on at my house when I was growing up. 

"Johnny is a complex character who has been through so much, which I can’t wait to explore. 

"I’ve found EastEnders to be the most kind and loving space to work in, and I already feel like one of the family."

Charlie is not the only one excited to see Johhny return as EastEnders boss Chris Clenshaw added: "I’m delighted to welcome Charlie Suff to the role of Johnny Carter. 

"Although we haven’t seen Johnny on the Square in almost five years, his character remains linked to the show and its most iconic venue, The Queen Vic. 

"Since his short time away, the Carter family dynamics have changed significantly, and it’s safe to say that Johnny will be returning to a very different Walford than the one he left."

Fans of EastEnders first met Johnny when he arrived at the square back in December 2013 alongside his parents.

At the time, Johnny was played by Sam Strike who left the role after a year and was later taken over by Ted Reilly.