Returning to EastEnders as evil Janine, Charlie's on a manhunt

EastEnders star Charlie Brooks is returning to the BBC soap as superbitch Janine this autumn and she can’t wait.

In the meantime, the 27-year-old is enjoying the dating scene after breaking up with Tony Trueman, the father of her three-year-old daughter Kiki.

‘I’ve been on a few dates – I love dates,’ she admits. But Charlie says rumours she’s close to radio DJ Toby Anstis are rubbish.

‘We went out to dinner, but we’re friends. That was nothing, just the tabloids.’

The actress’s Mr Right isn’t bald and he’s not clean shaven – but he might just be into hosiery.

‘A bit of facial hair’s good!’ she says. ‘I quite like long hair. I don’t know. It’s all about personality when you meet them, isn’t it?

‘My kind of man is Jonas Armstrong, who appeared in Robin Hood. He was delicious – even in tights!’