Talking of Corrie – what’s in the water on that set? Now Samia Smith, who plays Maria Connor, is pregnant. In the past 18 months, the following have all become parents: Julia Haworth (boring Clurrrrr), Andy Whyment (Kirk), Ryan Thomas (Jason), Jack P Shepherd (David), Wanda Oaplinska (Wiki), Alison King (Carla) and Jane Danson (Leanne). Simon Gregson (Steve) and Graeme Hawley (John Stape) are looking forward to the births of their babies later this year. Next thing you know, Betty Driver (the legendary barmaid) will announce her pregnancy!
On to EastEnders now and I’m sure you’ve all heard the rumours circulating about Rob Kazinsky. Apparently the former Eastenders bad boy, best known to us as Sean ‘Shout!’ Slater, may be donning the Robin Hood tights when Jonas Armstrong exits the role. Keith Allen – father of Lily Allen – who plays the Sheriff of Nottingham is also leaving.
An industry ‘insider’ said: "Bosses think [Rob] will be a perfect like-for-like replacement. He is known for always having stubble and looks rough and ready, just like Jonas. He’d be the ideal candidate for taking on the mantle and has a track record as a hard man. He is the ideal choice."
Rob Kazinsky as Robin Hood? Seems strange casting to me. Still, it could work. But if you’re gonna have Kazinsky as Robin Hood, why not go the whole hog and get Cliff Parisi (Minty) as Friar Tuck? And as Keith Allen’s Sheriff is also departing, the ideal person to replace him is obviously Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell). Better yet, get Barbara Windsor (Peggy) as Maid Marian. When anyone gets her back up, she can scream: "Gerrrr owt’a mah forest!"
Back to Rob Kazinsky now. Wasn’t he supposed to be quitting EastEnders for fame in America? What happened to that? I could’ve sworn I remember reading that he was looking to become a star stateside. Anway, if he does become the BBC’s new bow-wielding hero, I feel sorry for his merry men – imagine if he brings Sean ‘Shout!’ Slater to the role, they’re all gonna need hearing aids when filming for the fourth series begins.
Anyway folks, I’ll be cleaning the wax off my earplugs in keen anticipation for his return to TV – whenever that is. But what do you think? Does Rob Kazinsky have what it takes to be our the next Robin Hood? Leave your comments below…
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