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Comedian Terry Alderton to join EastEnders
10:00am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Echo News
SOUTHEND comedian Terry Alderton has landed a role in EastEnders as Bianca’s new love interest.
The former Blues goalkeeper turned stand-up comic will play cab driver Terry Spraggan.
Bianca Jackson, played by Patsy Palmer, will return to Albert Square from a trip to Manchester with Alderton as her newman.
His character, Spraggan, is believed to be set to become a regular on the soap after being signed up by new executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins.
Terry is the first of several new additions set to enter the soap between now and Christmas.
Terry, who has just performed at the Edinburgh Festival, said: “I’m still in shock. It’s all happened so fast.
“I can’t wait to get started and I love the fact I don’t have to change my name!”
An EastEnders spokesman said: “Terry is your typical Cockney cabbie. Definitely a bloke’s bloke, he’s never short of an entertaining story to tell about who he’s had in his cab the night before.”
Alderton, from Rochford, is also currently appearing in a new adaptation of the classic film the Shawshank Redemption.
His previous TV appearances include Holby City, London’s Burning and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.
His first scenes are being filmed.
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