Hetti Bywater will take over the role when Lucy returns to screens in the New Year
Lucy Beale is returning to EastEnders with actress Hetti Bywater taking over the role, which was previously played by Melissa Suffield. The character will be back on screen in the new year.
Lucy has been living in Devon for over a year but, missing home, she decides to return when she hears some sad news.
Arriving back in Walford, Lucy is unimpressed when she learns of her dad Ian's new relationship with Mandy Salter, and she will not make life easy for him as she goes head to head with Mandy.