The character of Harvey Freeman was introduced in April, and the fourth main character from East Enders: E20, Mercy Olubunmi, joined East Enders in May.
Kirkwood's first major casting was Zöe Lucker in the role of Vanessa Gold and later cast her daughter Jodie and husband Harry, as well as Mercy's grandmother Grace, all of whom appeared in June.
Tyler, the younger brother will be the first of the two to arrive, following in the footsteps of his father Eddie when he comes to Walford looking for the charasmatic bloke himself.
Jodie Gold is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera East Enders, played by Kylie Babbington. On 24 October 2011, it was announced Babbington's contract would not be renewed and Jodie departed on 14 November 2011, along with Poppy Meadow (Rachel Bright).
Originally introduced as a love interest for Darren Miller (Charlie G.
Three characters arrived in October: Greg Jessop, Tanya Branning's fiancé; Michael Moon, Alfie Moon's cousin; and Julie Perkins, an old friend of Billy Mitchell.
In November, Kirkwood introduced the ex-husband of Zainab Masood, Yusef Khan.