A new two-member Muslim family, will make their debut in EastEnders this summer.
Goodness Gracious Me actress Nina Wadia, 38, will play Zainab Masood who owns a string of post offices including the Walford branch.
An EastEnders source revealed: "Her direct manner can be hugely intimidating and sparks will fly with Denise [Wicks]... Zainab is great fun and has a wicked sense of humour."
Nina said: "I'm thrilled to join the show and I can't wait for Zainab to come to the Square and cause some trouble."
Newcomer Zahra Ahmadi, will take on the role of Zainab's daughter, Shabnam.
The source added: "Shabnam's definitely going to turn heads..."
Both actresses begin filming in the next couple of weeks and will be on screen from mid-summer.
Source: Digital Spy