EastEnders welcomed back an old favourite with a new face as actor Ted Reilly has taken over the role of fan favourite Johnny Carter.
The son of Queen Vic residents Mick and Linda Carter, played by Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright, made his grand entrance when Mick hosted a karaoke night at The Vic.
Walford's newest actor has popped up in several TV shows including Call The Midwife, Grantchester and Casualty. He has also trod the boards.
Originally portrayed by Sam Strike from December 2013 until the following year, the character was last seen on screen departing Albert Square to go travelling abroad with his boyfriend.
However, fans were not impressed by Ted's debut.
People wanted Sam Strike back.
Who is this new Johnny?! Blasphemy. Bring back Sam Strike #EastEnders
-- Sam Walker (@SDWalker96) April 12, 2016
The new Johnny...ain't great, is he? Trying too hard to copy Sam Strike's mannerisms #EastEnders
-- Ryan Hunter (@MillersManiac) April 12, 2016
#EastEnders There's only 1 Johnny Carter & thats the 1 Sam Strike played. Doesn't help that the new actor has been slagging off the original
-- Sam Gunns (@gunnsy94) April 11, 2016
"Old Johnny" was pretty roundly preferred.
Not sure about this acting...?bring back the old Johnny #EastEnders
-- LJ (@LaurandOrdre) April 12, 2016
Not gonna lie I don't like the look of this new "Johnny" character on #EastEnders I want the old one back ?
-- Shay (@_shaymah_123) April 11, 2016
But there were a few willing to give Ted a chance.
So....what do we all think about the new johnny? Personally i think he's great! can't wait to see what happens next! #eastenders
-- kelli packham (@KelliPacham) April 12, 2016
-- Tristam Summers (@TristamSummers) April 12, 2016
People judging the new Johnny already in #EastEnders I mean give him a chance. He's a brilliant actor!
-- ANTI_ (@ItssLiamm_) April 12, 2016
-- fi powell (@RockgirlFiona) April 12, 2016
And a few who missed the whole "new actor might look different to old actor" thing.
Just watched #eastenders and the new Johnny looks nothing like the old one eastenders really need to get more reliable actors!
-- Lauren? (@lauren_jaide96) April 13, 2016
These soap storylines are getting ridiculous. Are we supposed to believe that Johnny has had a head transplant now? #Eastenders
-- Katie Weasel (@KatieWeasel) April 11, 2016
Don't fall for it! It's not Johnny! He's been in Italy that long they've forgotten what he looks like, he's a fraud. #EastEnders
-- Louisa Benbow (@louisa__) April 12, 2016