09:28 11 May 2010
Comedienne Tameka Empson will return to EastEnders next month, the show's producers have confirmed.
The 33-year-old actress reprises her role as Kim Fox - the attention-grabbing sister of Denise Fox. Show bosses have stated that she will "cause mayhem" with the Walford locals as she settles into life on Albert Square.
However, her return will not by welcome by all. Her brother-in-law Lucas (Don Gilet) wants her leave as soon as she arrives.
Empson last appeared as Kim at the end of 2009 when she and her alcoholic boyfriend Dexter (Robbie Gee) made an unwanted appearance at Denise and Lucas's wedding in November.
However, beneath her "viscous and bubbly" facade lies a "vulnerable creature with low self-esteem", which will be explored over the coming months.
Of her return, Empson said: "I'm really thrilled and excited to be returning to EastEnders.
"I've always loved the show and working with such fantastic actors makes the whole experience even sweeter.
"Kim Fox is such a great character to play and gives me scope to do things I usually wouldn't get away with."
Executive producer Bryan Kirkwood stated: "I'm a huge fan of Tameka. She is a real talent and will bring a fresh, funny and exciting new flavour to the show."
Empson will return to the BBC soap in June, during the same week as Ze Lucker's debut as Vanessa Gold.
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