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EastEnders spoiler: Hannah Spearitt pictured filming as her on-screen sister Karen asks for £10,000

HANNAH Spearritt is pictured filming her first scene after joining the cast of EastEnders.

The former S Club 7 star, who plays Kandice Taylor, was shooting a scene where her on-screen sister Karen (Lorraine Stanley) goes to her house and asks her for £10,000.

Hannah Spearitt pictured filming EastEnders for the first time
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She plays Kandice Taylor on the soap
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She is the on-screen sister of Karen, played by Lorraine Stanley
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Hannah is seen shooting her first scene for the soap
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In the pictures Karen, along with her daughter, are seen heading to the posh house, where a surprised Kandice answers the door.

Karen then asks for ten grand, and her sister goes off to get her cheque book.

After writing out the money for her, she then puts the cheque away, laughs in Karen’s face and slams the door.

It looks like Hannah will be first shown on the soap at Christmas, due to the decorations that are on Kandice’s house.

Karen comes to Kandice’s door to ask for money
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Kandice is surprised to see her sister
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She writes her a cheque for £10,000
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Earlier in the day, the actress, 36, embraced her cast mates as she arrived for her first day in the job.

Sporting a navy bomber jacket with a pink blouse underneath, Hannah completed the look with slim denim jeans and matching pink heels.

Hannah can also be seen in a number of official character shots with the same outfit on.

Posing in front of a festive Christmas tree, it would seem that Hannah’s character lives away from Albert Square, but a source has suggested she could become a full-time fixture.

But when she goes to give the money to Karen, she takes it away
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She then slams the door on her sister
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Hannah is another fresh signing for show chief John Yorke since he took over from Sean O’Connor, who quit in June and comes just a day after he announced Tamzin Outhwaite’s return.

Revealing her excitement about joining the cast Hannah said: “I’m over the moon to be joining the show, it’s such a huge part of British telly. I’m really looking forward to getting started and I can’t wait to see the Square in the flesh. Walford here I come.”

Hannah’s first scenes will be shown in the run up to Christmas
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Festive decorations can be seen on the house
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A TV source said: “Producers are excited about casting Hannah in the show and if she proves popular she could be back as a more permanent fixture.”

Hannah has a strong acting background having starred in the BBC1 series Primeval as Abby for three years, and winning parts in Casualty and Death In Paradise.

Hannah first found fame as part of pop megagroup S Club 7.

The band scored four UK number-one singles and shifted over 10 million albums worldwide.


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