Joivan Wade joins Eastenders

Date - 11 January, 2016, All News Television

Joivan Wade will be joining the cast of BBC One’s Eastenders as Jordan Johnson.

Viewers have already heard Jordan referenced in relation to a recent police arrest but will be seen returning to the Square in the coming weeks. Scenes to be shown in February will see Denise (Diane Parish) grow increasingly worried by further reports of Jordan’s bad behaviour. Having already made contract with the lad’s imprisoned dad – serial killer Lucas (actor Don Gilet will also be back again this spring) – Denise will become determined to track Jordan down.

Jordan originally left Walford to live with his aunt but returns an angry and damaged young man who will turn Denise and her family’s lives upside down. Said a show insider, “Denise can still see the good in her stepson but viewers will be left fearing that volatile Jordan takes very much after his father. As Denise makes inroads with Jordan, viewers will all fear that she’s putting herself, her family and the entire Square in danger”.

Speaking about his signing, Joivan said: “Coming into EastEnders is an absolute dream. Jordan is going through a very tough time and needs people in his corner but with a Dad like Lucas will he be able to trust anyone? It’s going to be brilliant to play him and I can’t wait to get started.”

Joivan has most recently been seen as fan favourite Rigsy in the current series of Doctor Who, and he joins fellow Sainou clients Davood Ghadami (Kush) and Paul Nicholas (Gavin) in Eastenders.


Joivan Wade is Vic Stone/ Cyborg in Season 1 & 2 of DC Universes Doom Patrol.

Joivan stars as Isaiah in the 4th installment of Hollywood franchise The First Purge for Universal and Blumhouse pictures.

He trained at Brit School, and was a member of The National Youth Theatre and rose to prominence in the comedy trio Mandem on the Wall, playing a series regular role in the hit E4 show Youngers.

He has worked alongside comedy legends David Walliams, Catherine Tate and Matt Lucas on BBC series Big School, Walliams and Friend and Pompidou. Joivan also worked with longstanding comedian Sir Lenny Henry in his TV adaption and theatre performance of Rudy’s Rare Records.

Other television credits include BBC crime drama The Interceptor, playing fan favourite Rigsy across two series of Doctor Who and series regular Jordan Johnson in Eastenders.

Film credits include lead roles in The Weekend Movie for Netflix Worldwide, VS. for BBC and Silvertown Films.

Joivan is also co writer and founder of the online platform The Wall of Comedy Since its launch in 2015 the platform has spanned over 3.2 billion views, reaching over 107,000,000 people per week.

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