Brian Conley believes his part on Eastenders was secured by the ghost of his deceased father Colin.
Brian’s father Colin worked in the props department on EastEnders before dying in 1998, and the comedian believes he was ‘pulling the strings’ when he secured the part of cheeky Terry Cant earlier this year.
Brian Conley believes his late father’s ghost assisted him in landing a role on EastEnders.
When he was offered the role of cheeky Terry Cant early this year, the comic icon, 60, was ecstatic.
And he believes his father Colin orchestrated it from beyond the dead.
“My father, who passed over 20 years ago, was a tremendous fan of Enders,” he told the Brinkwire on Sunday.
“I’m a firm believer in fate, and I’m convinced he was the mastermind behind it all.”
Colin, who died in 1998, used to work in the props department on EastEnders.
In order to aid his son’s career, he even put up posters of Brian throughout the set.
“My father would have liked to have seen me on the show, without a doubt,” Brian continued. He’d be proud of me, I’m sure.
“I was fortunate to be at a point in my career while he was still alive.”
Brian can’t believe his good fortune in landing a job on EastEnders all these years after his father worked there.
“I’ve always wanted to be on the show, and it’s been amazing,” he remarked. “I’m honored to be a part of it.” Brian’s persona was discovered as a fake, so he’ll be at the center of the action over the holidays. The performer admits that performing the role is a dream come true because he gets to portray himself.
“My character is a cheeky cockney person,” Brian explained. He’s got the gift of gab, and he’s a wheeler-dealer. He’s a sassy cockney, and I’m him.
“I’ve built my entire career on it.” They’re writing it for me more and more as the months pass.” For more incredible Hollywood tales, click here. Subscribe to our newsletter by filling out the form below. The show’s producers have gone to great lengths to keep the details of this year’s Christmas themes hidden, even from some cast members.
However, it is rumored that two marriages will take place during the holiday season.
Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) and Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) will also play pivotal roles.