Alex Reid has 'often thought' about joining EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 June 2015
Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Alex Reid has revealed he'd love to join the cast of 'EastEnders' after his stint in the Channel 4 soap 'Hollyoaks'

Alex Reid wants to join the cast of 'EastEnders'.

The retired cage fighter has revealed that although he's launching his own fitness retreat in Spain, he hasn't turned his back on acting and would love to appear in the BBC One soap.

Asked if he'd ever considered joining a soap, he exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Well I was in 'Hollyoaks' and I've often thought about going into 'EastEnders' so maybe one day, but I love everything to do with acting and that's why I've been boxing very clever for the last few years after my crazy media pantomime. I'm building my credibility back."

The 39-year-old star - who was previously married to Katie Price and has three-year-old daughter Dolly with ex-girlfriend Chantelle Houghton - also confessed he wants to follow in the footsteps of Ross Kemp, who played Grant Mitchell in 'EastEnders' before becoming the host of a number of documentary series.

He added: "I actually just made an award-winning film and I'm making another one. I've not turned my back on acting and I love presenting. So roll on the new Ross Kemp.

"I'm just about to go out and make a film about Elephants in Africa and tribes of people out there and we've called it The Last Dance and we film that in August.

"I'm involved in a couple of action projects but until they come to fruition I don't like to shout too much."

Alex has recently launched his own fitness retreat in Marbella, Spain and hopes to help people achieve their weight-loss goals with his expertise in the industry.

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