Shane Richie has revealed that his Eastenders character Alfie Moon will be at the centre of this month’s Royal Wedding celebrations on the BBC soap.
The actor told The Sun’s Buzz magazine that the bar man will rent a huge telly for his pub The Queen Victoria, and help stage a huge street party for the Walford residents.
“In the EastEnders episode that will be shown on the day of the Royal Wedding, Alfie rents a big 52-inch TV for The Vic and there’s a party in the Square. But what’s really great is that it is hoped the BBC will get permission to put in actual footage from the wedding, just hours before EastEnders goes to air that night.”
The recent Corrie tram crash storyline made the soap the favourite to win at the NTAs this year and Shane admitted that even he thought the rival show would lift the trophy. He explained:
“When Corrie did the live tram crash it was the nuts…That stunt with the tram was incredible. I swear to you, when we watched it at The National Television Awards earlier this year, we were all set to applaud Coronation Street being announced as Best Soap. You could actually see the surprise on our faces when they called out EastEnders as the winner instead.”
So what about the reported easy times ahead for the Moon couple? – “Kat and Alfie are happy to have Tommy back, but they still buried the baby they thought was their son. That destroyed them and their relationship. The cot-death storyline is just the start of what’s going to happen to Kat and Alfie. I’ve also heard rumours about whether Alfie is really firing blanks. He had a fertility test in Spain. Could it be wrong?”