Ex-EastEnder Heads To The Bill?

Ever get the feeling that The Bill is just a retirement home for ex-soap stars? Well, guess what? Former EastEnder Shaun Williamson is apparently set to guest star on the show too.

It seems the actor will play gang leader Dave Monks, who comes under scrutiny during an international drugs smuggling investigation. The actor told The Sun: "I had forgotten about the long days and how hard the actors and crew work on a continuing drama. But everyone has been fantastic to work with." Shaun Williamson, who won legions of devotees as inept Albert Square car dealer Barry Evans, went on: "I am really chuffed with the character and storyline I have been given. Playing a villain is something I want to do more of!" He will reportedly appear on the show in August.

He joins a list of ex soap stars that includes ex-EastEnders actors Todd Carty, Roberta Taylor and Russell Floyd, Family Affairs’ Beth Cordingley, Pal Aron, formerly of Casualty and Coronation Street’s Ciaran Griffiths and Jane Danson. He may have starred in EastEnders between 1994 and 2003, but I loved him as ‘Barry From EastEnders’ in Ricky Gervais’ hit sitcom Extras. Where will he go after The Bill though…Hollywoodoaks?

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7 Responses to Ex-EastEnder Heads To The Bill?

  1. Unknown says:

    thank christ i don\’t watch the bill. this muppet shud stick to pantomime!

  2. Unknown says:

    the bill sounds gd dont watch it but my man does so hes into all that gang stuff!!

  3. Sam says:

    And the Bill wonders why its now a joke! Its a well deserved cliche, every washed up ex soap star DOES end up there! yaaaaawn.I was gutted when he turned up in Extra\’s…not that i watched that, but just that he was back on the screen and waiting to jump on any offer such as this. No offence to Barry but he will always be Barry and thanks to his NON funny stint on Extra\’s its only reinforced that he cant break away from that role!

  4. Beverley says:

    Lets hope he\’s a singing gangster then

  5. Soap Blogger says:

    The Doctor who left a comment here on 19 June at 12:09 about someone else that left a comment – it\’s been deleted. You weren\’t clever or funny and I do not allow flaming.

  6. colin says:

    barrel, the. scraping, of, bottom, the…………………………………..put these words into the order of your choice!!!

  7. donna says:

    no name if u r gonna be 2faced dont bother posting nasty comments u idiot

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