Ricky! EastEnders star shows support for Toy Appeal
PUBLISHED: 12:26 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:26 29 November 2018
A former EastEnders star and boxer hopes to make this year's Toy Appeal a knockout.
Ricky Grover, 56, skulked the BBC’s fictitious borough of Walford between 2011 and 2012 as doorman Andrew Cotton.
The actor and comedian has turned his hand to hairdressing, stand-up comedy and presenting documentaries — but still retains a soft spot for our Toy Appeal.
Six years ago he and EastEnders co-star Perry Fenwick, who plays Billy Mitchell, donated a signed Albert Square sign to raise funds of disadvantaged children.
He’s been a regular feature in our pages ever since, encouraging others to dig deep and donate for this year’s appeal on Friday.
There’s never been a more pressing time to donate, with figures released this month laying bare the shocking scale of Newham’s homelessness crisis.
The borough is the country’s homeless hotspot — with one in every 24 people homeless — according to charity Shelter.