A new character will roll up to Albert Square in a flashy car and three-piece go well with in tonight’s episode of EastEnders and put different residents on edge.
In the event you haven’t already binged this week’s boxset, tonight will probably be Mitch Baker’s (Roger Griffiths) birthday, and it’s set to be a memorable one as newcomer Avery Baker exhibits up in Walford to see him.
Griffiths stated that Mitch and Avery have a ‘love hate relationship’. Sounds intriguing.
However who’s Avery Baker – and what do you must know in regards to the actor taking part in him?
Who’s Avery Baker?
In the event you hadn’t made the connection simply but, Avery is a part of the Baker household and is Mitch’s brother within the cleaning soap.
Set to all the time be on the verge of inflicting bother, he couldn’t be extra completely different to Mitch and his arrival in Walford will ’trigger heads to show’, in response to Omar’s web site.
Avery will probably be joined by his two sons, ‘firecrackers’ Felix Baker (Matthew James Morrison) and Finlay Baker (Ashley Byam).
Chris Clenshaw, Government Producer at EastEnders, stated: ‘The Baker Household deliver a recent, fierce, enjoyable and thrilling vitality to the Sq..
‘Felix and Finlay are two very completely different firecrackers and, sure, these brothers fall out, take the mick and problem one another, however none of that compares to their dependable love and loyalty they’ve for each other.
‘They might be charming younger males, stuffed with sass, swagger and power however these brothers are Bakers and, like their father, Avery, have their very own distinctive method of surviving.
‘Omar, Matthew and Ashley all deliver star high quality to EastEnders and we’re excited to see them deliver Avery, Felix and Finlay to life.
‘The Baker household are the simply the beginning of some new faces touchdown in Walford later this yr – so watch this area.’
Who performs Avery Barker?
Avery is performed by a British musician-turned-actor Omar Lye-Fook – who has a protracted and spectacular set of tracks and collabs.
One of many 53-year-old’s hottest soul tunes is There’s Nothing Like This, which caught the eye of music legend Stevie Wonder and noticed them produce a observe collectively and carry out at BST Hyde Park in 2016.
The track was additionally featured in two episodes of EastEnders – in June and October of 2000.
In 2012, Omar was awarded an MBE for ‘providers to the British music business’.
Music runs within the household, with father Byron working as a drummer with the likes of Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones, his brother a Grammy-winning producer, and his sister a BRIT Faculty alumna.
Whereas he will little question nonetheless be fastened on his music profession, Omar will probably be centered on the Albert Sq. drama for the foreseeable future.
EastEnders continues tonight on BBC Two tonight at 7.30pm.
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