Phil Daniels blasts EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 April 2010
Phil Daniels

Phil Daniels

Former 'EastEnders' star Phil Daniels has blasted show bosses for not knowing what viewers want

Phil Daniels has blasted 'EastEnders' bosses for not knowing what viewers want.

The actor - who played car salesman Kevin Wicks for almost two years until December 2007 - insists producers are making a mistake in their plans to axe six characters, including Minty Peterson (Cliff Parisi), Charlie Slater (Derek Martin) and Libby Fox (Belinda Owusu).

He said: "It'll be sad. Minty's good, Charlie's good, I love Libby. They are good characters. I don't see why they have to go.

"That's that programme for you. Hasn't got a clue has it? Viewers don't want it to be 'Hollyoaks'.

"There aren't enough laughs in 'EastEnders' for me - and there weren't when I was doing it either."

Phil - who was guest vocalist on Blur's 1994 single 'Parklife' - also revealed he wants to turn his 1977 movie 'Scum' into a stage musical and hopes to make a reality show to cast the lead roles.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "'Scum' the musical - that would be good. We'd have to have a mixed borstal to get girls in it too.

"I'd like to pick a star. I could sit alongside Louis Walsh. Anybody interested contact me. I'd be a good judge."

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