A former NXT UK and British wrestling star looks set to appear on long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Mr Charles Crowley who has previously appeared in NXT UK and PROGRESS Wrestling is set to appear in EastEnders. The self-styled “Professional Wrestler, Trickster, Vagabond and King of the Carnival,” will be appearing as a mechanic in the long-running show.
Crowley last wrestled appeared with PROGRESS at PROGRESS: Chapter 131 back in March where he defeated Danny Black. His most recent in-ring appearance came on May 21st where he defeated Harrison Leon at the UBW SQ1: Summer Sass event.
The star whose real name is Richard Summers-Calvert has previously appeared in popular Netflix series The Witcher.
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EastEnders is one of Britain’s most renowned soap operas first airing in the UK back in February of 1985. Alongside Coronation Street (1960) and Emmerdale (1972) EastEnders has dominated Freeview evening television for the best part of four decades.
In 2017 it was reported that EastEnders’ daily programming drew in a mammoth 6 million unique viewers with the most viewed episode in the shows 36-year history reaching a monumental 30.15 million viewers on Christmas Day 1986.
This is of course the latest in a long-line of professional wrestlers making appearances in popular television shows. One of the most famous came when Bret Hart famously featured in iconic animated programme ‘The Simpsons’ during the shows 8th season airing in 1997.
Considered one of Wrestling’s greatest cameos, The Hitman’s appearance spawned a range of merchandise from figures, to lunchboxes and magazine covers.
Fellow WWE Hall of Famer Vader also made three fondly remembered appearances in Boy Meets World.