I’m A Celeb’s Shane Richie wants EastEnders return after admitting he’s ‘skint’

I'm A Celebrity favourite Shane Richie says the door is open for him to return to EastEnders and he would love to go back.

The actor joined the BBC soap as Alfie Moon back in 2002 and was last seen in Albert Square two years ago.

Now he is eager to return and be reunited with his TV wife Kat, played by Jessie Wallace.

Shane said: “I’d love to go back.

“Alfie thankfully is still alive and on the run in Spain and still owes Phil Mitchell some money.

“I speak to Jessie a lot. What is interesting is Jessie said that the other week on the show they got a letter from Alfie so they still talk about him.

“Who knows what will happen next year?

“It would be lovely. I love the show and I have got such great memories of it.”

Going back to EastEnders would be a huge financial boost for Shane who has revealed he signed for I’m A Celebrity because he is skint.

The star had lots of work lined up for his “perfect year” in 2020 but it all got cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking about being broke, he said: “Am I the only one that is? You save up for a rainy day. I just didn’t think the rainy day would be for eight months.

“I got rid of my car because it was too much money and we only needed one car. I can get around on a moped.

“I’ll be alright because if the worst comes to the worst, I’ll go out and do stand up or find something to do. I’ll resurrect a musical.”

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Shane has tried to prepare for the ITV show by doing research on what wild mushrooms they could eat instead of rice and beans.

But he admitted: “I’m not sure I know the difference now between edible mushrooms and magic mushrooms so if at 3am we are all off our t*ts staring at the moon singing Kumbyah you will know I have caused it.”

And he is scared about the night time as the show is being filmed in the haunted Gwrych Castle in Wales instead of the Australian jungle this year.

He said: “I could be sleeping with Mo Farah.

“If he s***s himself in the middle of the night because he sees a ghost I am going to be following him straight out.

“I won’t be able to keep up with him but I will be straight behind him.”

Shane’s luxury item is Disney Princess shower gel as his children Lolita, Romani and Mackenzie use it.

He added: “I will end up getting teary thinking of the kids when I use it.”

I'm A Celeb kicks off on ITV on November 15

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