Shane Richie, best known for playing the much-loved Alfie Moon in the BBC’s Eastenders will take on the role of Hugo/Loco Channelle in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from 28th January until 4th May.

Shane Richie told Encore Radio:

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a terrific show so I jumped at the chance to play Hugo/Loco Chanelle. It’s so different to any role I’ve played before and too good an opportunity to miss. I started my career in nightclubs and cabaret pubs – the kind of world Hugo inhabits – where I met some wonderful characters. So in a sense, I feel like I’ve met Hugo/Loco Chanelle before. I’ve had lots of ideas about how to portray the character and sing the songs. As for my dress and heels, hang onto your handbags!’

Shane Richie has had a hugely successful career in theatre, film and television spanning four decades and is a regular fixture on primetime television. He is best known for his role as Alfie Moon in the BBC’s EastEnders which he first started playing in 2002.

His extensive television drama credits include Oliver Twist (BBC), New Tricks (BBC), We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story (BBC), What We Did on Our Holidays (ITV), The Good Samaritan (ITV), As Good As It Gets (ITV), Skins (CH4), Moving On (BBC), Minder (CH5), Redwater (BBC), Benidorm (ITV) and Claude (Disney). He has also hosted television shows including Lucky Numbers (ITV), The Shane Richie Experience (ITV), Win, Lose or Draw (ITV), Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (SKY1), Reflex (BBC) and Win Your Wish List (BBC).

On stage Shane has starred in Grease (West End), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (UK Tour), Scrooge: The Musical (UK Tour), Lone Star and Private Wars (Kings Head Theatre).

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