Richie excited about David Essex

Shane Richie has described EastEnders newcomer David Essex as an "underrated" acting talent.

The 1970s heartthrob is set to join the soap as Eddie Moon, father of new character Michael and uncle to Shane's character Alfie.

Speaking from the red carpet at the National Television Awards, Shane said: "He's a wonderful actor, but quite underrated as an actor, so this is where people can see his talent."

Essex, who enjoyed pop success with a string of self-penned hits including Hold Me Close, is an East Londoner and is fitting his stint on Albert Square around touring commitments.

Eddie's arrival on the soap is set to usher in a new era for the Moon family, with more new characters on the way.

Richie revealed: "They are bringing in a couple of cousins and nephews too. They're going to make the Moon family that much bigger."

Source - msn


Alistair said…
Desolate at the loss of baby Tommy, Kat and Alfie are already a couple at breaking point. So, when Tommy’s real father, Alfie’s cousin Michael, returns to the square this week, Kat’s desperate actions will tear them apart for good, I think.
kathleen said…
does ronnie get caught for swapping the baby ?

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