UK TV: EASTENDERS PRODUCERS HAVE A ‘SUDDEN’ CHANGE OF HEART AND DECIDE TO FEATURE E20 CAST MEMBER ON MAIN SHOW

Bunmi Mojekwu

Several weeks ago I posted the news that Eastenders: E20 actress Bunmi Mojekwu had been the only cast member not chosen to make the transition from the online drama, to the main BBC 1 drama Eastenders.

(Click here to read the post if you missed it)

E20 Cast

Well it was announced today that Bunmi has now signed up to become a regular cast member on Eastenders.

Via Digital Spy

EastEnders: E20 cast member Bunmi Mojekwu has been signed for the main BBC One show, it has been confirmed.

The 20-year-old, who plays Mercy Olubunmi in the online Walford spin-off, was the only member of the main E20 cast not to be immediately picked up to transition across into the primary terrestrial episodes.

However, producers were so impressed by the strength and reaction to the character that they decided to write her into the main show alongside her teen counterparts Sam Attwater (Leon), Ricky Norwood (Fatboy) and Emer Kenny (Zsa Zsa).

Speaking of her signing, executive producer Diederick Santer said: “I’m pleased to announce that Bunmi will be following her E20 colleagues into EastEnders later this year.

“When I saw the completed episodes of E20 I knew I wanted Mercy in the big show too. Mercy’s also been a huge hit with E20 viewers – she’s funny, warm, sensitive and rather mysterious.”

He added: “I’m delighted Bunmi will be bringing those qualities to the wider EastEnders audience.”

[Thanks Kaydine]

So you’re telling me that Mad News’ original feature about an excluded and out of work Bunmi had nothing to do with your sudden change of heart Diederick???

Whatever…ha ha ha ha!

Congratulations Bunmi.

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8 replies »

  1. Riddle me this – If they were so impressed, why didn’t they add her in the first place?
    As for Mr. Onile-Ere, he’s embracing his Brazilian side. Or good old fashioned coincidence?

  2. The producers think they are slick! They had no intention of featuring her on the main show. Something changed there minds and it had nothing to do with them being impressed by the strength and reaction to the character.

    Rubbish! lol

  3. ur becoming quite the pioneer Janice,for a site thats not as well known and i dont mean that in a rude way,u r surely getting the message across 1st Taio now this n countless others keep up the good work girl.

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