EastEnders viewers will spot a new face when the BBC soap returns, painted on a wall opposite the Queen Vic pub.
The mural of a black woman, painted by Nottingham-born visual artist Dreph and measuring 5m x 2m in size, will be a permanent backdrop to storylines.
Dreph, real name Neequaye Dsane, called having his work become a fixture on the show "a really exciting opportunity".
Executive producer Jon Sen said it was a "timely addition... that reflects events taking place in the real world".
The mural was painted directly onto the side wall of the Beale family's house over several days.