Pete Doherty says he was once offered 'EastEnders' role
Pete Doherty has claimed he once came close to being in EastEnders.
The Babyshambles star, 43, didn’t offer more details about the part.
However, he did say that the talk of him getting a role in the BBC soap was around the same time as his band The Libertines reunited – which happened twice, in 2010 and then 2014.
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According to The Mirror, Doherty said he would have loved to have been an actor.
He apparently opened up in his book A Likely Lad, saying: “There are a few things that have fallen through over the years that I was a bit disappointed about – opportunities that came up that I didn’t take.
“I was going to get a part in EastEnders at one point.
"It was around this time that the Libertines re-formed too.”
Doherty has dabbled in acting in the past.
In 2012 he played the lead role of Octave in the film Confession Of A Child Of The Century, which also starred Charlotte Gainsbourg.
In his book, Doherty also claimed that he was approached about moving into the Celebrity Big Brother house.
The star said that he was offered £100,000 to sign up to be a contestant on the reality TV show.
However, it seems Doherty didn’t want to be filmed 24/7 and he apparently wanted show bosses to let him have 15 minutes each day when he wasn’t on camera.
He said that his request was refused, so he ended up turning down the money and a slot on the fly-on-the-wall show.
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Yahoo has contacted the BBC for comment.
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