Perry Fenwick's changing EastEnders story

Perry Fenwick believes his upcoming storyline in 'EastEnders' will change his alter-ego Billy Mitchell forever

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EastEnders actor Perry Fenwick

Perry Fenwick

Perry Fenwick believes his upcoming 'EastEnders' storyline will change his character Billy Mitchell.

The actor - who has played the hapless market-stall seller since 1998 - is concerned the new plot could mean his alter-ego could revert into his previous ways.

He said: "When I first came into 'EastEnders', Billy wasn't a very nice character at all. He's come a long way since then, though - and now he's set to go a long way back again."

In the secret storyline, Billy is set to face his demons when old pal Julie Perkins (Cathy Murphy) comes to visit him with news about their former children's home owner Henry.

Although it is unknown what Henry has been accused of, Perry admits Billy quickly decides he should be punished.

He told Inside Soap magazine: "As they talk, Billy starts thinking that Henry shouldn't get away with what he did. But Julie tries to convince him it's not worth dredging up the past."

While this emotional new story is set to leave his alter-ego shaken up, Perry admits he enjoys the challenge of being able to try something new.

He added: "It's a great acting challenge for me, as it's given me the chance to let go and be a little bit nutty. It's not just chirpy Billy selling bananas on a stall! There are plenty of twists and turns in this tale."

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