EastEnders' first drag queen character pictured as actor looks to 'showcase creative art' to viewers

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EastEnders fans will witness their first glimpse of drag queen Tara Misu this summer, with the character set to spice up stories in the square.

Actor Matthew Morrison will make his debut as Felix Baker, also known by his stage name Tara Misu, to play the soap's first drag queen character.

The younger son of Mitch’s estranged brother Avery (Omar Lye-Fook), Baker will arrive in the Square prompting conflict and new storylines.

His entrance will be accompanied by Avery and Finlay (Ashley Byam), his older half-brother.

Tara Misu will be played by Matthew Morrison who has joined the cast of Eastenders in the role of Felix Baker, the Square's first drag queen
Tara Misu will be played by Matthew Morrison who has joined the cast of Eastenders in the role of Felix Baker, the Square's first drag queen
Matthew Morrison spoke about feeling 'blessed' to play the role
Matthew Morrison spoke about feeling 'blessed' to play the role

Posing for pictures in front of the iconic Albert Square road sign, Misu is seen sporting a blue bodycon minidress with fishnet tights.

He said: “I am blessed to have the opportunity to step into the heels of the fierce Tara Misu as part of my role on EastEnders.

“It’s a privilege to represent the LGBTQIA+ community and to showcase the creative art of drag to both viewers at home and the residents of Walford.”

EastEnders also shared a video on its social media channels showing Matthew getting tips on his drag transformation from a former RuPaul’s Drag Race UK contestant.

The show faced a barrage of criticism last month following the appearance of Prince Charles and Camilla.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall featured on a special Platinum Jubilee - themed episode, surprising the fictional residents of Albert Square at a street party.