Actor Shane Richie is best known as one half of the nation’s favourite on-screen soap couple Kat and Alfie Moon in EastEnders, but he also a keen musician, so keen in fact that he wants to combine his love of acting and music by hosting a music festival in Albert Square!
It would be a first for the soap, but Shane admits he’s got it all worked out. He told The Sun’s TV Buzz: “We’d call it The Queen V Festival. We’d like to try to do it after the Olympics. I’ve asked Coldplay and Adele – they haven’t said yes, but they haven’t said no either.”
He added: “At least I know Adele’s an EastEnders fan because she has episodes shipped to her wherever she is in the world!”
Shane also plays in his own band and he revealed that he invited Jessie Wallace to one of his gigs, but she stole his thunder. The actor told TV Buzz: “She even came down to see my band, Shane Richie And The Prelude, play recently. One half of the venue is a strip club so Jessie, bless her, turned up with all her mates, and the strippers were like: ‘There’s Kat!’
“I keep trying to get Jessie up on stage to sing with me. She’s got a great voice.”
With the British Soap Awards just around the corner, perhaps previous winners Shane and Jessie can provide the musical entertainment? What do you think?
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