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[The Wild At Heart]Only true EastEnders fans will remember the time Amanda Holden starred in the soap

Time:2021-08-18 00:34:43

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  Amanda Holden's acting career is less spoken about nowadays than her role as a judge on Britain's Got Talent or guest appearances on shows like ITV's DNA.

  But her TV appearances span way back to 1991 when she first came onto our screens as a contestant on Blind Date.

  And only hardcore EastEnders fans will know that she cameoed in the show in 1993.

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  She played the role almost 30 years ago

  (Image: BBC)

  The now 50-year-old appeared in the series as fresh-faced Carmen for only five episodes before progressing on with her showbiz career.

  But who was she?

  Carmen worked at the clothing stall on Bridge Street Market and was determined to work there on a permanent basis.

  Her main involvement was selling heart-patterned boxer shorts, which get anonymously sent to Richard Cole, the market inspector, as a prank which he doesn't find funny.


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  She spoke to Heart Radio co-presenter, Jamie Theakston, about her fleeting role.

  She said: “When I left drama school, EastEnders was one of the first jobs I got. I had to look after someone’s stall for half an hour which was like four episodes or something.

  ”I was opposite Adam Woodyatt, your ex-flatmate! That’s not true.”

  She added: “Ian Beale, I looked after a jewellery stall and he had his fruit and veg, there was a lot of messing around with rude fruit, that’s all I’m going to say.

  ”I had a lot of fun, it was a nice show to do.”

  Amanda's had a lot of roles since then including Goodness Gracious Me, Mad About Alice and Wild at Heart.

  More recently she was a judge on I Can See Your Voice and was on this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

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