Hetti Bywater Eastenders' Lucy Beale

17 year old Welsh actress Hetti Bywater was chosen by Eastenders bosses as the replacement for Melissa Suffield, to play the character of well known wild child Lucy Beale in the BBC's popular soap, and has been playing the role since January 2012.

TV addicts will already be familiar with Hetti as she has already appeared on other BBC dramas such as Casualty and Doctors, and appears set for great things in her acting career with the annoucement of her new role in Eastenders.

Hetti Bywater Eastenders Actress

Hetti is unlikely to be fazed by her new found fame as the wild child Lucy Beale, having already starred alongside British screen legend Charles Dance in Frank Harper's British film 'St. Georges Day'.

A resident of Brighton now, Hetti has always been in the limelight with her fresh faced looks winning her the McKays fashion store model of the year in 2005 - when she was aged just 12 years old.

When you see any Hetti Bywater pictures, you can see why she's already got a legion of male admirers and the attractively fresh faced youngster is sure to prove a big hit with Eastender's fans.

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Lucy Beale Eastenders Actress