Rickaaay saves the day! EastEnders star steps in for Chatham Christmas lights switch-on after Charlie Brooks pulls out
EastEnders star Sid Owen has stepped in to
switch on the Christmas lights at Chatham's Dockside - after his
on-screen little sister pulled out suddenly to join the I'm A
Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! line-up.
Charlie Brooks, who plays scheming
Janine in the soap, had signed up to perform the honours at the
shopping centre next Saturday.
But instead the actress, pictured
left, this week
flew to the others side of the world to take part in the
reality TV show in the jungle.
Her last-minute snub left PR and
marketing bosses with an unexpected headache to hastily find a
Sid, who plays cheeky chappy Ricky
'Rickaaay' Butcher, has just finished a stint on TV series Strictly
Come Dancing where he partnered Ola Jordan before being voted
A statement from West End PR agency
Primal issued today said: "It is with regret that Charlie Brooks
has had to cancel her appearance on 17 November at Dockside
due to TV/filming commitments."
Charlie is currently on a six-month
break from EastEnders.
She will go head-to-head in the jungle
with former Coronation Street babe Helen Flanagan who has
quit as Rosie Webster.
Sid, who is said to be "excited" about
his late signing, will be flicking the switch at 4pm.
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