letita Dean and Nigel Harman are both set to leave Walford at the end of the year. Sharon and Dennis have caused
quite a stir, first they were step siblings, then they got married and now they are set to seperate due to their father Den
Watts death and the return of Sharons ex husband Grant Mitchell
Essex will appear for a fixed period to
play Jack Edwards, father of new arrival (Emma Barton) in early
2006. She's a young girl who's employed to catch cheating men red-handed!
David's character Jack Edwards will be
a colourful charmer. He will arrive in Walford to be with his daughter, Honey, during an important
time in her life.
Essex said of his new role "Coming from the East
End it will be good to go back there."
"David's an extremely gifted
actor. His character Jack's going to bring some real sparkle to the Square. Following the great news
about Phil Daniels
, this is another exciting signing for the show."
His first TV acting role was in gentle comedy
in 1988. But David's better known for his musical career, including stints on stage shows Godspell
. He's also a successful
musician with a string of number one hits under his belt.