Before he left in 2008, Joe Swash was well-known for his five years as Mickey Miller in EastEnders. Although the actor wasn’t very pleased with how he departed the BBC soap when speaking to his I’m A Celebrity…South Africa campmates.
Having won I’m A Celebrity,The 41-year-old, who first appeared in Get Me Out of Here in 2008, has returned to the all-star series as a late addition alongside Dean Gaffney, another EastEnders actor.
The topic in camp turns to soap operas in Friday’s episode of the ITV show after Countdown host Carol Vorderman asked if they were both in EastEnders at the same time.
Dean revealed that Joe’s character was in Albert Square when he returned as Joe admitted that they had both appeared in it for a brief period of time.
Prior to being written off in 2003, Dean, who portrayed Robbie Jackson, debuted in the BBC soap opera in the early 1990s.
Joe questioned him, “Would you go back again?” despite the fact that fans had seen him play the part numerous times over the years.
Joe admitted he too wouldn’t mind returning back as he was still in shock over his character’s departure, to which Dean responded: “Yeah” and agreed.
Simply because of the family, he said. Because you are aware of what you are doing and how to accomplish it at all times.
They have never requested my return inside, mate.
Joe bemoaned to his campmates the lack of drama that viewers typically perceive with a character leaving, commenting on how Mickey was written out.
“[It was] the worst ‘out-ro’ ever,” he said, reeling. At the conclusion of the program, I didn’t even depart.
“You realize that when you depart, you receive the ‘duff duff’? Mine, I traveled to Norwich to work as a bellboy at a hotel, and I just strolled in mid-scene. The Vic said, “See you later,” turned to face Phil, and I was gone when he returned.
“What? Was that it? No duffle-duffle. I stayed there for five years and didn’t encounter a single problem.
Later in the program, Joe acknowledged that returning to a soap opera is more difficult than most people would anticipate.
He stated: “People think I can call EastEnders and say, ‘I’m ready to come back now guys,'” according to the Bush Telegraph.
“They haven’t given me a call. Let me be clear about this. I’ve never received a call from EastEnders asking me to return to the program.
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