Eastenders: Shane Richie isn’t allowed to dye his hair!
In an interview with The Sun’s Buzz magazine, the 46 year old star admitted that he had been hoping to go for a more youthful look on the soap. He said:
‘You know when I was coming back as Alfie, I was starting to go grey at the sides. I thought, this gives me an opportunity to cover up my grey and they went “No, no, no. We want Alfie to be slightly grey.” ‘
‘Can I just say, I cried myself to sleep that night!’
In the clip below, Jesse Wallace also admitted that she is delighted to be back on the BBC soap as Kat Slater/Moon. She said:
“I’ve played some brilliant characters but to be playing Kat again….I love it. I love Kat. She’s so colourful and she hasn’t grown up a bit. She’s come back after five years, more childish than she was before! Since we’ve been back, it’s like we’ve never been away.”