EastEnders Stars to Star in New Thriller, Wives


Soap Stars in Unrecognizable Roles

Two familiar faces from the iconic soap EastEnders are set to star in the new gripping thriller, Wives, promising to take fans far from the drama of Walford. Jo Joyner, known for her role as Tanya Branning from 2006-2018, and Tamzin Outhwaite, who played Mel Owen from 1998-2002, will step into roles that are a far cry from their EastEnders characters.

A Six-Part Mystery Drama

The Wives is a six-part mystery drama following the unraveling of one family in a summer that changes all their lives. The story revolves around four sisters-in-law and their families as they gather in their Maltese holiday apartments, revealing secrets and unexpected twists.

Filming in Malta

The Wives has started filming in Malta and is set to air on Channel 5 later in 2024. Jo Joyner expressed her excitement about working on the series, highlighting the strong female-led storyline and the beautiful backdrop of Malta. Tamzin Outhwaite also shared her thrill about playing Sylvie in the series filled with drama and stunning scenery.

Real Reason for Leaving EastEnders

Last year, Jo Joyner revealed the real reason she quit EastEnders and vowed not to return. In an exclusive interview, she shared that the variety of new adventures outside the soap was a driving force behind her decision to move on.