Coronation Street's Zaraah Abrahams joins EastEnders as new Chelsea Fox

FORMER Coronation Street star Zaraah Abrahams is joining EastEnders as Chelsea Fox, The Sun Online can reveal.

The actress – who played Joanne Jackson in Corrie between 2005 and 2007 – will make her debut later this year as Denise's eldest daughter.

Chelsea was last seen in Walford in 2010 played by actress Tiana Benjamin.

During her previous time in the Square, things were never quiet for Chelsea.

From a brief fling with Grant Mitchell, she soon fell for Sean Slater before a brief encounter with Jack Branning, who is now currently in a relationship with her mother, Denise.

The Sun Online recently confirmed the return of Chelsea's father – serial killer Lucas Johnson.

Chelsea left Walford in 2010 to live with her grandmother as she couldn’t bear to be known as the daughter of a serial killer but just why is Chelsea on her way back to Walford after all these years?

Zaraah said: "I am so excited to be joining such an iconic show and I am really looking forward to taking on the role of Chelsea Fox."

Jon Sen, Executive Producer added: "When Chelsea was around, trouble was never far away and that is as true as ever when she returns to Walford later this year.

"We are excited that fans are going to see Chelsea back on their screens and thrilled that the wonderful Zaraah is going to play her."

As well as her role in Coronation Street Zaraah has starred in Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus as well as numerous dramas including HBO’s The Knick.

She is also recognisable to soap fans for playing Michaela White in Waterloo Road.

Chelsea will return to Walford later this year.

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