Who was the first black character in EastEnders?

Who was the first black character in EastEnders?

Kelvin Carpenter
Kelvin Carpenter was one of the original twenty-three characters invented by the creators of EastEnders, Tony Holland and Julia Smith. Kelvin was originally intended to be named Kevin, and his father Tony Carpenter was originally named Alan. They were the first black characters to appear in the soap.

Who played a boxer in EastEnders?

Grover became a ladies’ hairdresser and a champion Boxing|boxer, with the nickname Ricky ‘Goodnight’ Grover due to his big punching power. He then became a stand-up comedy|stand-up comedian, actor and occasional television presenter. He is best known for his role as Andrew Cotton in EastEnders.

Who is the little black girl in EastEnders?

Tameka Empson (born 16 April 1977) is an English actress and comedian. She appeared as one of the three protagonists in the hidden-camera comedy sketch show 3 Non-Blondes. In 2009, she began portraying the role of Kim Fox in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

Who played Andrew Cotton in EastEnders?

Rickie Joseph Grover
Rickie Joseph Grover (born 24 December 1961) is an English actor and comedian. He is best known for his roles in Not Going Out as Larry The Butcher Stubbs and Eastenders as Andrew Cotton as well as voicing Yangus in the Dragon Quest Series. His stepfather was an armed robber and his mother a hairdresser.

Who’s been in the most episodes of EastEnders?

Adam Woodyatt has appeared as Ian Beale in 3460 episodes of EastEnders from 1985 onwards as well as appearing in the spin-offs, Dimensions in Time in 1993, Last Tango in Walford in 2010, The Walford Apprentice in 2012, and also the Children in Need special The Ghosts of Ian Beale and in the internet episodes of the E20 …

What does FMG mean in EastEnders?

EastEnders has never shied away from difficult and important subjects, and they have taken on another with their most recent plotline. The soap’s newcomer Mila Marwa and her sister Kioni are raising awareness for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) through a hard hitting and sensitive storyline.