EastEnders star Kellie Bright reveals she played another character in the soap

EastEnders star Kellie Bright revealed that she once appeared in the BBC One soap prior to being cast as Linda Carter, playing another character.

The fact — that only die-heard EastEnders fans knew — was revealed during tonight’s premiere episode of Secrets From The Square.

Prior to discussing Mick and Linda Carter, presenter Stacey Dooley enquired about both Kellie and co-star Danny Dyer’s first real experiences with EastEnders.

Kellie said: ‘In ’86, I was at Lofty and Michelle’s wedding.

‘ I was an extra — as we called ourselves extras in those days. I was a supporting artist.

‘I had to come in late to the church, and my mum had to walk me up the aisle because I wanted to go to the loo or something.’

‘The only shot of me that you saw was the back of my head, I think. You just see my long blond hair, I was wearing a peach dress. I remember it very well.’

The episode in question — the soap’s 168th — saw Michelle Fowler’s (Susan Tully) long-awaited wedding to George ‘Lofty’ Holloway (Tom Watt) arrive, and unable to go through with the service, Michelle left him at the altar.


Kellie made her first appearance as Linda a whopping 4,597 episodes later, on the 19th December 2013.

EastEnders: Secrets From The Square continues next Monday at 8pm on BBC One. The iconic Den and Angie two-hander episode will be re-shown tomorrow at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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