EastEnders fans gobsmacked as hot newcomer exposed as Sharon’s long-lost brother

EastEnders favourite Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) found out that she had a secret brother during Tuesday evening's visit to Albert Square.

The Queen Vic landlady discovered her biological father Gavin Sullivan had died in recent scenes.

Sharon asked Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) how Gavin died and was shocked when she realised Kathy was planning to go to his memorial service.

Sharon later changed her mind Kathy and they headed off to the service together.

At the wake, Kathy can’t help but bring up Ian Beale. pushing Sharon to tell the truth but Sharon told her that Ian left of his own accord, she couldn’t go through with hurting him.

However they are interrupted when a mysterious Zack Hudson (James Farrar) made a scathing toast to Gavin, leaving everyone fuming.

Zack dashed out as Sharon showed Kathy she’s taken Gavin’s urn and later tossed the contents into a bin.

After they found Zack hiding out in their car, Kathy wondered how he knew her ex-husband.

Zack checked the coast is clear and left the car but not before telling them that Gavin was his dad – leaving Sharon stunned that she has a brother.

Viewers rushed to social media to discuss the shock news and gush over the hunky new arrival.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "It's only been ONE episode with Zack & I already wanna see more of him."

A second person posted: "Ok I love Zack he can stay."

Another added: "OMG Zack is Sharon's brother."

While a fourth person said: "The actor playing Zack is handsome!"

Newcomer Zack delivered a memorable toast Gavin which left Sharon grinning from ear to ear, as the he didn’t hold back on describing the type of man the villain really was.

Gavin’s gangster family members weren’t all that impressed with Zack’s words, and chased him off the premises with golf clubs in hand.

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Kathy and Sharon later discovered he’d sneaked into their vehicle, desperate for cover.

Sharon found the whole thing rather amusing, but her expression soon changed when she discovered that Zack was Gavin’s son, which makes him her biological brother.

The reigning landlady of the Queen Vic thought she had little family left so will she turn to Zack?

EastEnders continues on BBC One on Thursday at 7.35pm

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