EASTENDERS fans went into meltdown as S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt made her debut appearance.
The former singer starred as Kandice, the rich sister of Walford resident Karen Taylor, first appearing in her own large home, before arriving on the Square in her fancy convertible.
After initially refusing to lend her sister the £1,000 she needed to get the debt collectors off her back, she arrived in Walford to make amends.
As the sisters bickered, they finally ended up laughing at each other, just as the bailiffs arrived to empty Karen’s flat.
Viewers couldn’t get enough of Hannah’s character and arrival on the show, taking to Twitter in their droves to comment.
One wrote: “Look at Hannah from S Club 7 making an appearance in #eastenders” while another added: “#EastEnders Ain’t no party like an S Club party…”
A third wrote: “Karen related to s club 7”.
Others were loving the banter between the two siblings, with one writing: “Kandice is brilliant. ‘She wouldn’t know a great idea if it smacked her in the face and sorted her bra straps’ LOVE IT”.
Another added: “Maybe Kandice should throw a party for them to raise money? Because I hear that there ain’t no party like a S Club party”.
However one viewer tweeted: “Struggling to take #EastEnders seriously with Hannah from s club in it!”
Previously revealing her excitement at joining the BBC soap, Hannah, 36, said: “I’m over the moon to be joining the show, it’s such a huge part of British telly.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started and I can’t wait to see the Square in the flesh. Walford here I come.”