Former Bad Girls star Simone Lahbi has signed up to star in EastEnders.

The Sun reports that the actress, best known for playing the no-nonsense Governor in the iconic itv show, will feature in a major new storyline for Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer.

An insider said: “She’s a mystery woman connected to Mick and is going to play havoc with the Carters.

“Bosses are staying tight-lipped on who exactly she is and what she wants but it’s set to be explosive.

“She’ll be on screen from next month and it will definitely be one to watch.”

A source tells The Sun the storyline will have an “everlasting” effect on the Carters. Danny Dyer previously promised an explosive Christmas in the Square.

EastEnders streams via BBC iPlayer.