Former EastEnders star Shaun Williamson reveals he’s being haunted by a ghost

The 'spirit' is quite noisy apparently!

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Former EastEnders star Shaun Williamson has revealed the chilling news that he’s being haunted by a ghost.

The actor, 54, has explained that the ghost lives in his house and is a rather noisy uninvited guest.

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Shaun as popular Barry in BBC soap EastEnders (Credit: BBC)

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Shaun, who played infamous Walford “doormat” Barry Evans in the BBC soap as well as a satirical version of himself in Ricky Gervais’ Extras, made the startling revelation on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre podcast.

According to, Shaun told shocked listeners that he’d had to call on ghost expert Derek Acorah for advice about the unwelcome guest.

Straight away, there were banging noises – we’d got a ghost.

He revealed that he and his wife moved into their new house and very quickly started hearing noises, which TV ghosthunter Derek attributed to a poltergeist.

Derek and Shaun on Celebrity Big Brother together (Credit: C5)

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Shaun said: “I was in Celebrity Big Brother with Derek Acorah and I believe he sees and feels everything he believes he sees and feels.

“We moved into a new house, myself and my current wife Adele. And straight away there were banging noises – we’d got a ghost.”

Shaun then admitted that Derek said the ghost was called Rosemary.

He added: “We do have a noisy ghost in our house and according to Derek, it’s called Rosemary.

“I do believe the spirits of people linger where they were and all the time there is more evidence of poltergeists.”

While taking part in CBB together in 2017, Most Haunted star Derek told Shaun they were ‘guided by spirits’ when they were in the  house.

But the spirits sadly didn’t help them win, with Shaun evicted by a secret ‘back door eviction’ just 24 hours before the final and Derek coming in fourth place.

Barry dead
If ever a ghost needed to come back for a haunting, it would be Barry’s (Credit: BBC)

Soap fans will remember the iconic death of Shaun’s character Barry in January 2004, when his spiteful wife Janine pushed him to his death off a cliff and watched him die.

Not quite as dramatic as Mel Owen’s horrific death this week, though!

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