Richard Blackwood and Ricky Norwood were among the former EastEnders stars who reunited to celebrate Rudolph Walker’s 80th birthday.
The 47-year-old star, who played Vincent Hubbard on the BBC One soap from 2015 to 2018, and the 32-year-old actor, who played Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb, headed out over the weekend to celebrate the Albert Square legend’s huge milestone at London’s Hackney Empire.
Lindsey Coulson, who played Carol Jackson, was also in attendance, as was Tameka Empson, who plays Richard’s on-screen wife Kim Fox-Hubbard.
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Rudolph Walkers 80th birthday tonight at Hackney Empire! It’s a blessing to be amongst my old school family! We all go back years and years! My TV wife and true old School Sister @official_tameka_empson people that watched us on Eastenders didn’t know we go back over 20 years so what we did on TV was from the Heart! Love you always ❤️
Richard wrote on Instagram: “Rudolph Walker’s 80th birthday tonight at Hackney Empire! It’s a blessing to be amongst my old school family! We all go back years and years!
“My TV wife and true old School Sister @official_tameka_empson people that watched us on Eastenders didn’t know we go back over 20 years so what we did on TV was from the heart! Love you always (sic)”
Ricky’s character Fatboy was last seen on EastEnders four years ago when he was bundled into the boot of a car by accident instead of Vincent.
The vehicle was crushed in a scrap yard, but fans didn’t actually see a body, which, in Soapland, means there could be a bit of hope for a potential comeback.
But now Danielle Harold, who plays Lola Pearce, has called for Ricky to return to the programme.
She said: “[I want Fatboy back] because we never found out what happened to him.”
In January, Richard also admitted he wouldn’t rule out an EastEnders comeback.
He said: “I’ve got a movie coming out, also there’s some other stuff that is huge.
“But EastEnders, I would never rule it out. They were good to me, so I’ve got love for them.
“But there is something else, which is quite big.”
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