Davro enters Albert Square
Eighties star Bobby Davro is to join the cast of BBC soap EastEnders, it has been announced.
Davro’s career had suffered something of a slowdown since his heyday as a top flight stand-up comedian/impressionist came to an end.
However, the show’s producers have big plans for his character, Vince.
Viewers will first meet Vince in October when he knocks over Walford’s Miss Misery Shirley Carter, who he then takes shine to after taking her to the hospital.
Speaking to the Sun, a source with inside knowledge of the show, said: “Vince likes a challenge – and he’ll have a big one on his hands trying to get Shirley to crack a smile. She’s going to find him very irritating.”
Almost inevitably, parallels have already been drawn with Davro’s showbiz pal Shane Ritchie’s Alfie Moon, who left the show in Christmas 2005.
Commenting on his new role, Davro said: “I’m really chuffed and looking forward to becoming a soap opera luvvie.”