Linda Robson wants EastEnders role
EastEnders spoilers follow.
Loose Women star Linda Robson has revealed she wants to join the cast of EastEnders.
While Robson is best known for her lively opinions on the ITV daytime show these days, she has quite an esteemed acting career with memorable roles in Birds of a Feather and Harry's Game.
The actress has been quoted as saying that she was approached at the National Television Awards last week by EastEnders star Danielle Harold and a show producer asking if she'd be interested in playing Lola Pearce's mum (via The Sun).
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Lola is set to be involved in a major storyline coming as she is diagnosed with a brain tumour – so it would make sense for soap bosses to be bringing in her extended family.
"They are looking for Lola’s mum. She’s not very well is she? I don’t watch the soaps so I don’t know, but I met her at the NTAs the other day, and she said she would love me to play her mum," she said.
The Loose Women star admitted she wasn't entirely sure about the conversation, saying: "I don’t know if it was the casting director who came up to me at the NTAs and said, 'How come you’ve never been on EastEnders?'
"And I said, 'It’s because you ain’t ever f**king asked me.' And he said, 'Well we’re asking you now'... I wouldn’t like to be a regular, because I wouldn’t be able to do Loose Women, I wouldn’t mind doing a stint, like a month there or something."
However, a source close to EastEnders told Digital Spy that there have actually been no actual negotiations about Linda joining the show.
"It’s lovely to hear Linda would love a part in the show but no official conversations have taken place with her," an insider said.
Viewers will see Lola diagnosed with a brain tumour next week after she suffers a seizure. Writers have worked with advocacy groups Brain Tumour Research and Macmillan Cancer Support on a story that is expected to write Danielle Harold out of the show.
EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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Organisations including Brain Tumour Research, Macmillan Cancer Support and Stand Up to Cancer can provide help and support to those living with brain cancer and their loved ones.
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