The following month, Tom Bailey (Daniel Casey), a love interest for Michelle, the Taylor family − comprising Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley), Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters), Bernadette Taylor (Clair Norris), Riley Taylor (Tom Jacobs) and Chatham Taylor (Alfie Jacobs) − and Ingrid Solberg (Pernille Broch), a nanny hired by Jack Branning (Scott Maslen), were introduced.
Felix Moore (George Maguire), a market trader, debuted in July.
Keegan is first seen playing a ball game with Shakil, and he causes the ball to land on Louise's mobile phone, smashing it and causing her to call him a "toenail" in anger.
He later attends a party arranged by Shakil, and shows Shakil a video he took of a girl at school in the changing room, without her knowledge or consent, revealing he has sent it to everyone at school, which Shakil says is horrible.
Keegan angrily declares that he will inform the police and that Denise will be jailed for assault.
This leads to the police becoming involved, and a naked photo of Shakil is found.
Keegan Baker, played by Zack Morris, is a friend of Shakil Kazemi (Shaheen Jafargholi) who also goes to school with Louise Mitchell (Tilly Keeper), Bex Fowler (Jasmine Armfield), Travis Law-Hughes (Alex James-Phelps), Alexandra D'Costa (Sydney Craven) and Madison Drake (Seraphina Beh).
He first appears in the episode broadcast on 9 January 2017.
As Louise staggers outside, she collapses after bringing up blood, panicking Keegan and the others.When Louise arranges a date with Travis Law-Hughes (Alex James-Phelps), Travis does not turn up, but Shakil, Keegan and their friends arrive and Keegan tells Louise she was messaging him and he teases Louise with things she said in the messages.He later annoys Denise Fox (Diane Parish) by trampling flowers in the gardens and insulting her, which results in her hitting him.The following month, Preston Cooper (Martin Anzor), a student with whom Michelle Fowler (Jenna Russell) had an illegal relationship in the United States, and Konrad Topolski (Piotr Baumann), a love interest for Shirley Carter (Linda Henry), made their first appearances.Josh Hemmings (Eddie Eyre), a love interest for Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa), and Tommy, a friend of Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick), debuted in March.