I’m a Celebrity 2020: Shane Ritchie reveals he was broke and had nothing before he joined EastEnders … and that getting the job made him cry
Shane Ritchie recalls how getting a role in EastEnders brought him out of bankruptcy.
Chat with fellow camper Victoria Derbyshire Sunday night I’m a celebrity … Get me out of here! He explained that he was not originally asked to audition for his final role in Two Thousand Moon, and that he was initially sent home without being cast.
I remember going in, Gary Biddle and Tish Dean and I think Dean Gaffney were all into Queen Vic and I did a little [scene],’ He said. By the time I got to the car, my manager called and said, ‘They didn’t think you were right.’
On the Brink: Shane Ritchie remembers how getting a role in EastEnders brought him out of bankruptcy
Then the managers receive a call stating that they want it [me] To go back and make some improvements, they have an idea of this family that they’re working on.
She got in and Tony Jordan who created Slaters and was a huge John Sullivan fan [writer of Only Fools And Horses] And he always wanted to create The Trotters but in EastEnders.
“So I kept coming back but I still don’t know what’s going on.”
And Shane continued, ‘So we go on vacation. I am bankrupt because of this movie that I invested in, I have nothing, I am selling the house, no work.
Turning Events: Explained that he was not originally asked to audition for his final role in Two Thousand Moon, and that he was initially sent home without being cast [pictured with on-screen wife Kat, played by Jessie Wallace]
Backstory: Chatting with campmate Victoria Derbyshire Sunday night I’m a celebrity … Get me out of here!
Phone goes and managers go and EastEnders wants you.
I started feeling tears and telling me about this character called Alfie Moon and in the first episode, I was going to come and grab the queen in you, and I started to cry.
He went on to explain another development of the extent that had occurred.
Go back 25 years to the ’80s warming up on The Late Late Breakfast Show. There is a runner on the floor, running around and making teacups and someone starts yelling at her, crying.
He recalls: “ I remember getting in, Gary Biddle and Teeth Dean and I think Dean Gaffney were all in Queen Vic and I did a little [scene]. By the time I got to the car, my manager called and said, “They didn’t think you were right.”
The Birth of the Moon: Shane played the role of two thousand in the BBC series between 2002-2005, and returned in 2010-2016, then again between 2018-2019
I went and sat with her and said, “Let me make you a cup of tea.”
On my first day at EastEnders, they said I want to meet the director. I was so tense, shivering, all the actors were there as I was around the corner and the director said, “Here you are the shin, here’s a cup of tea.”
Gathering two and two together, Victoria gasped. “Oh my God, it’s her! It makes me want to cry, that’s a great story!” She said.
“And from 2002 onwards, it got mental, it’s all about timing, mad what?” Shane concluded.
Upon learning that he got the role, Shane recalls: “ I started feeling tears and telling me about this character called Alfie Moon and in the first episode I was going to come and take possession of the Queen in you, I started crying. ”
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Speaking on the Telegraph, Victoria said, “Alfie Moon at EastEnders has been so creative.
Two thousand W. [wife] Kat as a couple, their months and months-long love story was fantastic! “
Sheen played the role of Alfie in the BBC series between 2002-2005, returning in 2010-2016, and then again between 2018-2019.
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