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I’m sure you’ve all heard about the axing of Joe Swash and David Spinx from EastEnders. This is sad news for anyone who loves the cheeky market trader and his lazy on-screen step-dad Keith Miller. But for anyone who’s bored with them, it couldn’t come quick enough.
Apparently 26-year-old Joe Swash, who’d played the role of Mickey for five years, had been told by producers that they’d run out of storylines for his character. It came as a shock to him and frankly, I’m wondering why. I mean, when you’re in a show and you don’t get much to do each week, that should be a big enough clue.
If he didn’t see it coming, he should’ve spoken to Mohammed George, (our hero Gus); he’s also been given his P45 but only after weeks of receiving either scripts with blank pages in them or scripts with daft storylines in them.
Who could forget that classic EastEnders storyline involving Gus and Mickey dating the same girl? You know, that mix-up over the pair dating the same woman and in the end it turned out that both geezers were dating twin sisters. Didn’t Joe and Mohammed know the job centre was beckoning after reading that pile of rubbish? And where did it go? Nowhere. The writers were definitely scraping the bottom of the storyline barrel with that idea. As for Keith, I’m not even going there. He’s more useless than Mickey ever was; David Spinx has had a long ride in a soap that didn’t even need him.
According to The Sun, Joe Swash is now thinking over his next move carefully as he doesn’t want to become just another former soap star. But my guess is that he’ll probably end up in the retirement home for soap stars…Sun Hill police station.
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