Michael back in En­ders as iconic Colin

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY MARK JEF­FERIES Show­biz Edi­tor

LORD Michael Cash­man is mak­ing a brief re­turn to EastEnders in his role as Colin Rus­sell.

It is thought the plan is for him to ap­pear in two episodes of the BBC show.

He played Colin from 1986 to 1989 and the char­ac­ter shared the first gay kiss on a Bri­tish soap.

Now a Labour peer, Lord Cash­man, 65, said: “It was a real joy to re­turn to my old home of Al­bert Square.”

Colin’s visit to Wal­ford will raise a big ques­tion for Dot Bran­ning, played by June Brown, 89. Lord Cash­man said work­ing with her again was “ex­quis­ite”.

His scenes will be aired next month. Lord Cash­man, who co-founded gay rights char­ity Stonewall in 1989, was a Labour MEP from 1999 un­til 2014 be­fore he was appointed to the Lords.

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