Jonny will make his first appearance as Paul in June 2015, and producers tease: "He quickly sets one particular heart of the Square on fire."
Paul, who is the grandson of Les and Pam, is described as fun, honest, and always at the centre of attention. His natural confidence is born of knowing and being comfortable with exactly who he is.
On securing the role, television newcomer Jonny said: "I am overjoyed to have been given the role of Paul Coker and am thrilled to be joining the show at such a prevalent time as it marks its 30th anniversary.
"I know I've got a lot of work to do to live up to the talent I shall be working with, but I have never felt more welcome and cannot wait to get started."
Meanwhile, EastEnders' executive producer, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, said "Jonny's a sensitive, clever and intuitive actor and has fitted in to his new Walford family with ease. We're all looking forward to seeing the trouble that Paul will cause for his grandparents as he uncovers some secrets from the past and sets one heart in particular racing…"
Sounds like there'll be more drama to come in Albert Square!
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