Rachel Stevens in talks to join EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 August 2017
Rachel Stevens

Rachel Stevens

Rachel Stevens has confirmed she's in talks to join BBC One soap 'EastEnders'

Rachel Stevens is involved in talks to join 'EastEnders'.

The 39-year-old singer, who shot to fame as one seventh of S Club 7 and went on to star in their BBC One TV series 'Miami 7' and 'LA 7' to name a few, could soon be rocking up on the set of popular soap after she was approached by BBC bosses.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Rachel said: "There have been a few times where there have been talks about it over the years.

"You know what it's like with things, it's all about timing and all that kind of thing. But, yeah, there's definitely been talk about it and it could happen."

Rachel is used to starring on the channel, having already competed in 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2008 when she came runner up to Casualty's' Tom Chambers and the brunette beauty is about to star in 'Celebrity MasterChef'.

But she has admitted that her mum will be overjoyed if she becomes a soap star.

She added: "My mum will be beside herself if it happens. That's the thing about this business - amazing opportunities come along, so who knows?"

And should talks end up being a success, it won't be the first time a pop star has jumped to a soap - Blue's Lee Ryan recently joined 'EastEnders', Hear'Say's Kym Marsh and X Factor's Shane Ward joined 'Coronation Street', while Blue's Duncan James has a leading role in 'Hollyoaks'.

Meanwhile Rachel will put her culinary skills to the test alongside Rebecca Adlington and Debbie McGee, TV presenter Ulrika Jonasson, Union J's Jaymi Hensley and TV presenter Angellica Bell when 'Celebrity MasterChef' returns to screens later this summer.

The contest looks to be a tough competition this year with the BBC One show welcoming comedian Vic Reeves, Scottish snooker champion Stephen Hendry, opera singer Lesley Garrett, French tennis star Henri Leconte and singer Patti Boulaye.

Other celebrities include 'Outnumbered' star Tyger Drew-Honey, soap star Brian Bovell, 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' actor Nick Moran, comedian Abdullah Afzal, Scottish broadcaster Aasmah Mir, 'Gogglebox' star Kate Bottley and presenter Julia Somerville.

The 20 contestants have a series of challenges cooking for large groups of people and the 90-minute finale is set to see the three finalists facing the Chef's Table which is led by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton.

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