Eurovision star Olly Alexander joins EastEnders in episode where surprise proposal is popped

Olly Alexander will appear in an episode of EastEnders
Olly Alexander will appear in an episode of EastEnders -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Olly Alexander will make a special appearance in EastEnders ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, the BBC soap confirmed on Tuesday (April 23). The residents of Albert Square are in for a treat as multi-award winning singer and actor, Olly, arrives in Walford for a surprise visit in a forthcoming episode.

After rehearsing nearby, Olly makes a pit-stop at The Queen Vic to visit his old pal Johnny Carter (Charlie Suff). The singer is given a hero welcome by Albert Square residents ahead of his impending performance at the Eurovision song contest next month. But in true EastEnders style, the excitement of Olly's presence isn't the only surprise.

During the episode, one Walford resident decides to pop the question having been buoyed up by the celebratory tone of the occasion. But the couple in question and the all-important answer is yet to be revealed.

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Olly Alexander will surprise Walford's residents
Olly Alexander will surprise Walford's residents -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Speaking about his EastEnders appearance Olly said: "I’m thrilled to be making my first appearance on EastEnders and in the most iconic pub in the UK. I’m so happy I got to meet some true screen legends and spend time on set with the brilliant cast and crew."

Olly added: "I wanted to surprise my mum as it’s her favourite show but I guess the cat is out of the bag now, she’s gonna love it!"

The soap's executive producer Chris Clenshaw said: "When we discovered that Olly Alexander was a huge fan of the show and an opportunity arose in one of our stories, it was the perfect moment for us to invite him to Albert Square to appear. We hope the audience enjoy Olly’s special guest-appearance as much as everyone at EastEnders enjoyed having him in Walford."

Olly Alexander will appear in EastEnders on Thursday, May 1.

EastEnders airs Monday - Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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