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Ross Boatman is set to join EastEnders in the summer.

He’ll be playing Harvey Monroe, a proud East End family man, who’s fiercely protective of his daughter, Dana. Viewers have seen Bobby embellishing the truth on his dates with Dana, and as things get more serious between the new couple, will Harvey approve of the new man in his pride and joy’s life?

Of his arrival to Albert Square, Ross says “Some actors long for all the glamour of the Hollywood hills. Others dream about the bright lights of London’s West End. All I ever wanted was jellied eels, Albert Square and cheeky pint at The Queen Vic. Words can hardly express how happy and excited I am to be here at last. I absolutely love the show and can’t wait to get started. I feel truly blessed.”

Jon Sen, Executive Producer, EastEnders added “We can’t wait for Ross to join us in Albert Square as Harvey. He’s perfect to play the affable father to Dana who’s over the moon his daughter’s found a match in Bobby but secrets aren’t likely to stay hidden on The Square so Bobby’s attempts at re-invention may well be futile. We’re looking forward to Harvey’s arrival, he’ll certainly shake up the Beale family dynamics.”


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