EASTENDERS fans are convinced Sonia Fowler's long-lost dad Terry Cant will be a villain.
Actor and comedian Brian Conley will play the never before seen character when he arrives later this year after Sonia goes searching for him.
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The stage and screen star, 59, will join Albert Square as Sonia’s long lost father Terry Cant, having previously said he had turned down the BBC1 soap twice.
Brian, whose first scenes will air this spring, said in 2012: “I don’t hanker for fame. I just want to work. EastEnders wouldn’t allow me to do anything else and I do a lot of corporate gigs.
“Also, unless you are in it for three years, you don’t earn anything and I’ve got two children who go to private school."
But speaking about his new role, he said today: “As you can imagine being a Londoner and now being part of EastEnders is such an incredible moment for me.
“I know for sure my dad’s looking down from above and saying ‘Good on yer son!’ It was always his favourite programme.
“So in so many ways it really is an honour to be part of such an iconic show and to be working with an incredibly talented team on camera and off. I cannot wait to order my first pint at The Queen Vic.”
His character's entrance to Walford comes after Sonia searched for her lost father online last year.
But having failed to find him, his arrival will prove a shock.
And fans are convinced he will be evil after previous teases by the soap.
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One wrote: "This will be interesting as Carol previously said Terry Cant was a wrong'un who slept with underage girls?"
A second said: "According to Carol, Terry was violent towards her so I wonder if they will retcon that or whether it will be mentioned when Terry joins the show later this year."
Another added: "Terry's definitely going to be a bad un!"
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