Joe Swash, a former EastEnders star, is unexpectedly returning to Albert Square.
The Sun reports that Joe has been tapped to host an EastEnders behind-the-scenes special in which he will visit the set and speak with current cast members. The structure of the special has been compared to those of the customary retrospective documentaries produced by EastEnders in the past.
Joe will discuss memorable moments with original cast members Letitia Dean (as Sharon Watts) and Gillian Taylforth (aka Kathy Cotton), among others, in this as-yet-untitled BBC3 programme that will air later this year.
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When contacted by, the BBC declined to comment on the initiative.
Between 2003 to 2008, Joe played the cheeky chappy Mickey Miller in the BBC One soap opera. Mickey Miller is arguably most known for his relationship with Stacey Slater and his conflict with Sean Slater.
Recently, he called his exit from the show, in which Mickey moved to Norwich to work as a concierge, one of the worst in EastEnders history.
The worst outro I’ve ever had! On the I’m a Celebrity South Africa broadcast, he admitted to campmates, “I didn’t even leave at the end of the episode.
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Therefore, you often depart at the conclusion of the program and receive the “doof doof.” Mine was when I moved to Norwich to work as a bellboy at a hotel. In the middle of the performance, I came into the Vic and said, “Right, see you later.”
“They glanced back to Phil, then to me, and I had already left. I thought, “What, is that it?” In my five years there, I never heard a “doof doof”
Fortunately, Joe has achieved a great deal since leaving the Square, including two appearances on I’m a Celebrity and the Dancing on Ice championship. He now spends a lot of time with his blended family, which also includes his wife Stacey Solomon.
BBC One broadcasts EastEnders from Monday through Thursday at 7.30 p.m. The program is also available on BBC iPlayer.