Olly Alexander to make special appearance in ‘EastEnders’

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Olly Alexander is set to make an appearance on EastEnders next month.

The Years & Years singer is this year’s UK Eurovision Song Contest entrant, and will be visiting Walford as part of his rehearsal process.

According to the BBC, Alexander will be heading to the fictional Queen Vic pub after finishing up rehearsals for his Eurovision performance nearby.

Alexander has spoken about the opportunity to feature on the UK’s most popular TV soap, saying: “I’m thrilled to be making my first appearance on EastEnders and in the most iconic pub in the UK.”

The It’s A Sin star continued: “I’m so happy I got to meet some true screen legends and spend time on set with the brilliant cast and crew.”

Alexander shared how he had initially wanted the appearance to be kept secret from his mum: “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!”

Last month, the singer released his entry track for the contest, which is titled ‘Dizzy’. The song was co-written by Alexander and electronic producer Danny L Harle, who has worked with Charli XCX, Dua Lipa and Caroline Polachek.

Many listeners noticed similarities between the track and the Pet Shop Boys’ 1987 hit ‘It’s A Sin’, which Alexander has covered himself.

During a recent interview with NME, the band’s Neil Tennant, addressed the observations. “When I read people saying it sounded similar, I immediately listened to it and I don’t think it does,” he said.

“But personally, I always think Pet Shop Boys sound like something else to what everyone else does. I think I hear what it’s meant to sound like.”



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