AN EASTENDERS spin-off with Stacey Dooley as host will kick off with on-screen couple Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright.
EastEnders: Secrets From The Square will air from the fictional restaurant Walford East to help plug the gap when the soap goes off-air.
Episodes produced before the pandemic run out next week on BBC One, with filming due to restart at the end of June.
The spin-off premieres next Monday as Dyer and Bright, who play Mick and Linda Carter, reminisce about their time on the soap.
Bright will reveal a wardrobe malfunction, Dyer shows of his ‘doof doof’ face and Dooley (top) gets teased about another famous investigative journalist.
Bright promised the show would feature ‘things I don’t want people to know that I just blurted out’.
‘They will enjoy seeing the characters, seeing the actors behind the characters, seeing our relationships, and what it’s like interacting with us, you’ll feel like you’re there sat down having a chat,’ she said.
Two cast members will appear each week across five weeks.
Original stars Letitia Dean and Adam Woodyatt will be followed by James Bye and Davood Ghadami, then Max Bowden and Tony Clay.
Finally, there will be a reunion between Diane Parish and Tameka Empson.
More contributors for further weeks will be announced later.
Classic EastEnders episodes will also be aired to plug the gap.
The new instalments, to be filmed with social distancing, will be some ten minutes shorter than the usual running time.
■ EastEnders: Secrets From The Square will premiere on June 22 and continue weekly on Monday nights at 8pm on BBC One.