Todd Carty’s just one celebrity strapping on his skates to appear in Dancing On Ice. The 45-year-old actor, best known for playing Mark Fowler in EastEnders, may have also appeared in Grange Hill and The Bill, but he has recently said that he draws the line at starring in another soap: "I think most actors will say that once you leave a soap you tend to shed your skin and you check in every now and again to see what’s going on but I’m certainly not an avid watcher. After doing them for 15-20 years watching them is a bit like a busman’s holiday."
Apparently Todd has been quite busy since leaving The Bill. He’s directed six episodes of Doctors for the BBC and also runs a production company with his wife. So it would appear that he’s a man of many talents but will he surprise us all this Sunday by taking to the ice rink like a duck to water? You just never know do you? I mean, a couple of years ago Chris Fountain was a regular actor on the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks (or ‘Hollywoodoaks’ as I like to call it), but then right before our very eyes, he transformed into a skating dynamo, capable of taking on the likes of Robin Cousins and Torvill and Dean (well I suppose I’m exaggerating slightly, but you know what I mean!).
His skating proved to be nothing short of spectacular week after week on the show. So will Todd Carty manage to do the same thing, or will he go crashing out of the competition in the first round, as another ex EastEnders star, Phil ‘Parklife’ Daniels did in Strictly Come Dancing last year? I suppose only time will tell. But one thing that can certainly be said about Todd Carty is that he’s come an awful long way since the days of playing cheeky schoolboy Tucker Jenkins on Grange Hill. So break a leg Tucker (not literally, of course) we’re all behind you!
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