ASHLEY Byam has stepped into the Square as Mitch Baker’s estranged nephew Finlay.
However, he didn’t come to Walford alone as fans also got to know his two sons, Felix (Matthew Morrison) and Finlay.
It wasn’t long before the latter were thrown into a gut-wrenching storyline – Avery passed away from cancer in a handful of episodes.
Since then, both Felix and Finlay have made friends in Albert Square while setting up their own business and Finlay has notably grown close to Honey Mitchell.
But some viewers may recognise actor Ashley Byam from his appearances in major films.
This opened up some considerable doors for Ashley and, one year later, he had the chance to appear in another blockbuster directed by Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts filmmaker David Yates.
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Ashley has been accustomed to the spotlight since an early age.
Born in East London, he was quickly enrolled in drama and dance classes by his mother but only pursued an acting career in his late teens.
He appeared in a touring production of Romeo and Juliet in 2011, which was his first try at acting.
Three years later, he graduated from the Oxford School of Drama, just before being cast in Legend.
As his TV and film career grows, many soap fans may be unaware Ashley is an accomplished stage name, having appeared at the Royal National Theatre in London and starred in an international tour of The Velveteen Rabbit.
But what does life in Albert Square have in store for him?
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday from 7.30pm.