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EastEnders newcomer Kierston Wareing has spoken about her top-secret role on the soap for the first time. The BBC One show's hour-long Christmas Day episode saw Wareing arrive on screen as Kirsty Branning, who is the secret wife of established regular Max (Jake Wood). The actress has been filming with EastEnders since October, but show bosses kept her casting well under wraps so that fans would be surprised by the storyline twist. Wareing explained: "I first knew about the role when I was filming in Morocco. I was checking my emails and I had one from my agent saying, 'EastEnders want to see you when you get back'. "I went for a meeting with [executive producer] Lorraine Newman and [series consultant] Simon Ashdown, and they offered me the role there and then. I was ecstatic, I was like, 'Yes, yes, yes!' So I knew (more) »


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