Life is often too dramatic for characters on EastEnders, just like most soaps. But real life can sometimes give reel-life a run for its money on that front! BBC One’s soap star, Perry Fenwick, recently opened up about one such instance from his own life! The exemplary actor divulged that he almost died TWICE as a child! And it’s quite a story! Keep reading to TV Season & Spoilers to find out all about it!
EastEnders star Perry Fenwick recently appeared on Kathy Burke’s podcast, Where There Is A Will There Is A Wake. During the conversation, he revealed the shocking tales of the touch-and-go incidents of his near-death experiences. Perry spoke about the time when he electrocuted himself at the age of three. As a toddler, he was playing with a bowl of soapy water on the rug, and then his curiosity got the best of him. The three-year-old Perry proceeded to poke his soapy wet fingers in the plug hole in the wall.
Perry recalls that at the time of the incident his mother was watching television across the hall from him. It must have been fright! The EastEnders star revealed that his palms were black for almost six months after the electrocution. Perry then went on to narrate another frightening near-death experience that he had as a child. He divulged that he fell off an iron bridge while his friends watched in terror. He recited that when they were kids, they would have this dare where they had to walk over the arch of the bridge. In one such instance, he wobbled, lost his balance, and fell 25-30 feet below.
Lucky for him, there was a stream under the bridge, and he landed on the mud banks without much damage. What followed next will have you in splits! The EastEnders actor admitted that the actor in him wanted to see what his mates would think if he acted dead. So he remained still and waited for a reaction. He recalls hearing the kids say “Is he dead?” ” Let’s call the police.” And then they were like no let’s not or we will go to jail. Perry then laughed as he narrated that the girl he fancied among his mates wanted to throw a stone at him to check if he was dead or alive. Well, what could one expect from a bunch of 10-year-olds!
Perry Speaks About His Recen HeartBreak On EastEnders
Perry Fenwick has certainly come a long way from acting dead in a mud pile to becoming a legend on BBC One’s EastEnders. Over his 25 year long journey, Perry has been involved in many intriguing storylines. The most recent one had him grieving the heart-wrenching loss of his granddaughter, Lola Pearce
. “‘I haven’t got any kids, and she has been like a daughter to me.” Perry gushed about Dannielle (Lola). He admitted that this story felt like Billy was losing his granddaughter and Perry was losing his daughter.
It must have been really hard for him. But we have to admit, Perry Fenwick is a phenomenal performer and his portrayal of Billy during Lola’s passing hit a spot. So continue watching his journey on BBC One’s EastEnders on weekdays. Meanwhile, stay tuned to TV Season & Spoilers for more EastEnders updates.