As one of the longest-running soaps on television, Eastenders has introduced to some pretty iconic characters over the years, including Kandice Taylor.

But who plays Kandice and why does she look so recognisable?

Read everything you need to know about the actress below…

Who plays Kandice Taylor on EastEnders?

Karen Taylor’s sister Kandice is played by actress Hannah Spearritt.

Hannah is 38 years old and is a television actor and a singer.

She has one child, a baby girl called Téa Thomas with her longtime boyfriend Tom.

What other TV shows has she been in?

Aside from her role as Kandice Taylor, Hannah’s longest running TV role was playing Abby on BBC drama Primaeval.

She has also acted in smaller roles across a variety of shows including Casualty and Death in Paradise.

However, her biggest roles were perhaps on the big screen, starring in Agent Cody Banks 2 and horror flick Seed of Chucky.

Where do I recognise her from?

Once upon a time before she was an actress, Hannah was a singer in 2000’s pop group S Club 7!

Long before she stepped foot in Albert Square she was touring the world alongside her bandmates John, Jo, Bradley, Rachel, Tina and Paul.

The group formed in 1998 and had four UK number-one singles and a UK number-one album before disbanding five years later in 2003.

S Club 7

Is she on Instagram?


You can find Hannah on Instagram at @hannahspearitt where she has 64.4k followers.

She mostly uploads pics of her daily life, which includes her super cute baby Téa and even cuter dog Lola!


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