Charlie Brooks lands role in US TV show
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 October 2014
Charlie Brooks is said to have landed a role in a new US sitcom in which she will play an exaggerated version of her 'EastEnders' character Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks has reportedly landed a role in a US TV show.
The former 'EastEnders' actress - who starred as Janine Butcher in the BBC One soap - is said to be flying out to Los Angeles next week to film the pilot episode of a new sitcom in which she will play an exaggerated version of her former character.
A source close to Charlie revealed: "This is a great opportunity, Charlie is so ambitious since leaving 'EastEnders, she has been looking for the perfect chance."
However, the 33-year-old star - who was crowned Queen of the 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' jungle in 2012 - is also said to have taken the place of her former on-screen sister-in-law Patsy Palmer, who played Bianca Jackson in 'EastEnders'.
The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Spending time working in the States is something that Charlie has wanted to do for a long time. Initially Patsy was in talks to take the part but she isn't anymore.
"This has left the door open for Charlie. She hopes that this might be the beginning of some bigger opportunities in Hollywood. She can't wait to get stuck in. There are many more doors that she and her agent have their fingers crossed will open.
"She's not putting a huge amount of pressure on herself but obviously she really hopes she can pull it off."
Joining Charlie in the comedy - which has been inspired by 'The Office' and 'Extras' - will be another former 'EastEnders' actor, Michael Greco, who played hunk Beppe Di Marco on the soap for four years.
The programme is based around a fictional relocation service that brings UK starts to LA called Make It Hollywood and will also star ex-'Hollyoaks' heartthrob Andy Newton-Lee (Robbie Flynn), who runs a similar company in real life.