Who is Zack Hudson in Eastenders?


ZACK Hudson will meet Sharon Watts for the first time tonight as he causes a huge stir at her dad Gavin Sullivan’s funeral.

But who is the mystery newcomer – played by former Hollyoaks star James Farrar – and what is his connection to Sharon’s villainous father? Here’s the lowdown…

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EastEnders newcomer Zack Hudson will reveal he has a connection to Gavin Sullivan

Who is Zack Hudson in EastEnders?

Zack Hudson will make his debut at Gavin’s funeral tonight – and fans will have to tune in for more information about the character.

The BBC soap described the newcomer as “An unpredictable troublemaker who lives life in the fast lane.

“A lone wolf, Zack had a difficult childhood that has left him determined to never rely on anyone or become too attached.”

Speaking out about his upcoming debut, actor James revealed: “I’m thrilled to be joining EastEnders.

“As a born and bred Londoner myself, I can’t wait to bring my experience of a place I love and know to such a well-respected long running show, with such iconic characters.

“Zack certainly has a very complicated past and there is a real depth to him that I can’t wait to explore.”

Zack will make his debut at Gavin’s funeral

What is Zack’s connection to Gavin Sullivan in EastEnders?

EastEnders have confirmed that Zack will reveal he shares a connection with Gavin, but soap bosses are keeping shtum about what that is. 

However, that hasn’t stopped fans speculating that Zack will turn out to be Gavin’s son – and Sharon’s brother. 

One said: “I wonder if this new Zack character announced the other day could be related – perhaps it’s Gavin’s son? Would give Sharon a sibling…”

Zack will be played by former Hollyoaks actor James Farrar

A second said: “I suppose they could retcon it so that Gavin is revealed to be the father of Carol Hanley’s other children, making them Sharon’s full blood siblings. It’s a relatively easy retcon to swallow.”

Another added: “My thought on him was could he be Dennis Rickman’s son or a brother of him, but Gavin’s son could be a good call.”

The mystery newcomer will make his first appearance tonight (March 16) at Gavin’s funeral, where Zack will leave the guests reeling as he makes a scathing toast about Gavin. 

The feeling is clearly mutual for Sharon, who grabs Gavin’s urn and tosses the contents into a bin.

Gavin’s cousins will turn against Zack and vow to make him pay for his disrespectful speech.

Sharon and Kathy, who are both scratching their heads over his connection to Gavin, eventually find him hiding in his car. 

Will they discover his connection to Gavin?

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