EastEnders on BBC One will see Bobby Brazier, a model and the son of the late reality-TV personality Jade Goody, playing Freddie Slater, Little Mo's kid
He is filming scenes to be broadcast on the soap opera in the autumn
As a Slater on EastEnders, Brazier said, "Stepping into the acting field has always been an ambition of mine. Doing that is a blessing. "I'm quite appreciative,"
He described Brazier as "an incredible young addition to the EastEnders ensemble, who gives heart and humility to the part" and described Freddie Slater as "a crazy 18-year-old with a sensitive soul," "a modern-day youngster who's in touch with his spiritual side,"
Freddie was last seen in 2006, when he and Little Mo left to start a new life away from Walford
Goody's illness and passing at age 27 in 2009 caused a 12 percent increase in the number of women undergoing NHS smear tests
She became popular in Big Brother in 2002