Lorraine Stanley joins EastEnders as the soap introduces new Taylor family
EastEnders is introducing a brand new family to the soap this Summer, played by some familiar faces.
Lorraine Stanley will portray Karen, the loudmouthed head of the new Taylor family, comprising single mum Karen and her four children Keanu (Benidorm‘s Danny Walters), Bernadette (Clair Norris), Riley (Tom Jacobs) and Chatham (Alfie Jacobs).
Karen also has an older daughter, Chantelle, who lives separately with her two children but is sure to appear at some point when the Taylors need more drama!
If you recognise Lorraine, it’s probably because she appeared for a guest stint on EastEnders last year. She portrayed the mother of Star, the 14-year-old girl that Jay unknowingly started a relationship with.
The Taylor family are described as tight-knit, brash but with real love buried beneath the surface. Sounds like they’ll fit right in in Walford then!
EastEnders executive producer Sean O’Connor said: “I’m hugely excited at the arrival of Karen and her family in Albert Square. They’re noisy, brash and not to be messed with.
“Karen is a twenty-a-day lioness, bringing up her kids with no support, no money and a very loud mouth. But though they may lack cash, the Taylors have love and warmth in spades.
“This summer is going to be explosive as the Taylors settle in Walford. The Square will never be quite the same again.”