The arrival of a 'secret' new Mitchell family is going to send a 'seismic shock' through EastEnders' Albert Square.

Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) will find out that his father Stevie Mitchell (Alan Ford) has a secret family.

The shocking news follows the character returning to the BBC soap earlier this year.

In search for his father Stevie’s son Teddy Mitchell will arrive in Watford in June.

A new Mitchell family will arrive on EastEnders to shake up Albert Square. ( BBC)A new Mitchell family will arrive on EastEnders to shake up Albert Square. ( BBC) (Image: BBC)

Stevie will be played by The Football Factory and Rise Of The Footsoldier franchise series actor Roland Manookian.

Speaking about the news, Manookian. shared that he has watched EastEnders his whole life and that being a part of it now is "amazing".

The actor continued: “Coming in as a Mitchell means you’ve got big shoes to fill, but it’s a challenge that I’m happy to accept.

“It’s a privilege to have the chance to work with the likes of Perry Fenwick, Steve McFadden, and the legendary Alan Ford – what amazing company to keep.

“Teddy is an enigmatic sort of fella with old-school principles, but he’s tuned into modernity, too. It’s a lovely part to get my teeth into.”

EastEnders producers have teased that Teddy will have a tense meeting with Billy and Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden).

Teddy will be joined by his sons Harry (Elijah Holloway) and Barney (Lewis Bridgeman).

EastEnders executive producer Chris Clenshaw said: “The arrival of Teddy, Harry and Barney will be a seismic shock for Billy and an unwelcome surprise for Phil.

“With their arrival sparking more questions than answers, it’s not long before the Mitchells find themselves at war as Teddy and his sons are thrust into the heart of the drama.”

Holloway called EastEnders a “British institution” and said playing a Mitchell makes it “even more exciting”.

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“We’ve been given such a warm welcome, and it’s unbelievable to be turning up to work in Walford every day,” he added.

“Harry has a lot of charm and swagger, but he’s got a bit of a temper, too. He can’t resist trouble, or the ladies, so he’s ready to shake things up in typical Mitchell style.”

Bridgemen said: “Barney is an interesting character to explore because of his more introverted nature compared to the other members of his family, and I’m looking forward to seeing how he grows and develops in Albert Square.”