Bonnie Langford: I don't like the idea of being called Granny

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 June 2015
Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford has confessed she doesn't want to be called "Granny" either on-screen in 'EastEnders' or off anytime soon

Bonnie Langford doesn't want to be called "Granny".

The 50-year-old actress has revealed she's not looking forward to being referred to as a grandma after joining BBC One soap 'EastEnders' as Kush Kazemi's mother Carmel.

She said: "Carmel quite likes the idea of family and children but I don't like the idea of being called Granny.

"No, no, no, let's not go there!"

Bonnie added: "Carmel's going to be quite groovy. She'd like to be a groovy granny and called something else instead I hope."

The brunette beauty - whose own daughter Bianca is only 14 years old - made her debut on the popular drama last month and her character Carmel inadvertently advised Kush's fiancee Shabnam's father Masood to go looking for his granddaughter, who Shabnam gave up for adoption.

And Bonnie says Carmel is worried Kush's fiancee is too reserved and secretive for him.

She told The Sun newspaper: "She wants Kush to be happy so she's delighted he's found somebody because she feels very much that he's burdened with grief [from the death of his wife].

"And if Shabnam has made him happy and brought out this openness then she's happy.

"But I think she's concerned that Shabnam is strict, reserved and secretive and she wants Kush to have fun.

"She is worried he's connected with somebody whose life isn't as joyous as she would like."

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