Pam St. Clement lands This Morning role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 March 2012
Pam St. Clement

Pam St. Clement

Former 'EastEnders' star Pam St. Clement has landed a presenting role on 'This Morning', to give viewers tips on how to tend to animals

Pam St. Clement has landed a presenting role on 'This Morning'.

The former 'EastEnders' star - whose alter-ego Pat Evans died at the beginning of the year - has joined the ITV1 morning show to give viewers tips on how to tend to animals.

Pam - who will have her own slot but will also appear alongside main hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm excited to start a role I feel so passionate about."

Executive producer Karl Newton added: "Pam's passion for animal welfare is unrivalled and her charity work makes a difference. She will deal with everything from pets, working animals and wildlife."

While Pam, 69, is happy with her new role, she recently revealed she didn't want 'EastEnders' bosses to kill off Pat.

The Walford legend hoped her character would leave Albert Square alive because she is concerned about the lack of older residents on the soap.

She said: "I didn't want the character to die. Not just because I was being a typical actor who wanted a comfort zone or a safety net to fall back on just in case but I felt that a particular generation of characters in Albert Square is getting a bit thin on the ground.

"Lose Pat and you were losing someone who was - not a foundation stone - but I've always put it like, characters like myself are like the fruitcake and all the people who do the sexy scenes are like the icing. We form a foundation which is necessary for that."

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