Stacey's to get brother
09:30 12 May 2006
'EastEnders' bosses are planning to cash in on the popularity of Stacey Slater by bringing her long-lost brother into Albert Square.
The producers are keen to expand on the market worker's background and are confident her new sibling will please viewers.
It is not yet known if the character will follow in the badly behaved footsteps of sister Stacey, played by actress Lacey Turner.
Bosses hope the new character, who is already believed to have been cast, will become a heartthrob for 'EastEnders' fans - taking over the mantle from Dennis Rickman, actor Nigel Harman, who was stabbed by Danny Moon.
Stacey's long-lost brother is not the only new face arriving in Albert Square.
Grant and Phil Mitchell are set for a shock when they discover they have a half-brother.
The two hardmen will be stunned when their unknown sibling comes out of the wood work looking to trace his roots.
It is soon revealed that the new addition to the Mitchell clan is the product of a secret affair Eric Mitchell, the father of Grant and Phil, had behind wife Peggy's back.
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