As part of the brand new clan around Mitch (Roger Griffiths), Felix will arrive with brother Finlay (Ashley Byam) and dad Avery (Omar Lye-Fook, MBE).

And before long, we will meet his glam persona Tara Misu. Actor Matthew enthused: ‘I am blessed to have the opportunity to step into the heels of the fierce Tara Misu as part of my role on EastEnders. ‘It’s a privilege to represent the LGBTQIA+ community and to showcase the creative art of drag to both viewers at home and the residents of Walford.’The announcement comes at the end of Pride Month.

A new video on the soap’s social media channel shows Matthew meeting RuPaul Drag Race UK’s Vinegar Strokes as they discuss what will make Tara Misu shine as a drag queen.