Shane Richie is ‘out of’ EastEnders. He is an English actor, comedian, singer and media personality, best known for his portrayal of the character Alfie Moon in the soap opera EastEnders gave the news that he will not be making a return to his spin-off show with Jessie Wallace.
The fifty-one-year-old hined his days a numbered at Albert Square.
The six-part drama was announced last month, and will see the couple put their troubled past behind them and move to Ireland where they will ”search for answers to some very big questions”.
Speaking about his future on the BBC One soap after the show, he said:
”I’m out of it now … you’ll see.”
Sources suggest the star may be too busy to return to the soap as he has signed up to another BBC drama, ‘Moving On’, which will see him act opposite former ‘Coronation Street’ actress, Julie Hesmondhalgh.
However, speaking earlier this week, the much-loved actor revealed he is looking forward to getting away from his ‘EastEnders’ character, and added he doesn’t feel any competition with Julie despite their soap rivalry, because the shows are actually very similar.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper:
”It’s really nice because Alfie is not in it.
”Julie and I were talking about the differences [between the soaps] and there isn’t any. We all have the same angst, the same commitment, the same passion for our shows
Shane Richie, real name is Shane Patrick Roche, he is from Kensington, London and was a member of a youth theatre as a child.