Shaun joins in TV singing challenge
SHAUN Williamson of EastEnders fame is helping to raise money for Comic Relief by singing in a celebrity version of Fame Academy, on BBC1 every night until Red Nose Day on Friday March 16. Shaun, who is an honorary patron of the children’s road safety charity Kent & Medway Walking Bus Group and lives in Kent, is the bookies’ favourite to win the TV contest where viewers vote each day to whittle down the 13 celebrity singers until the live final on Red Nose Day. Melanie Sacre, Shaun’s agent said: “All contestants are appearing free of charge making this a genuine fund-raising show. We want Shaun to get as many Kent votes as possible so we beat last year’s fund-raising total of more than £1million. Many charities will benefit both in the UK and overseas.” Shaun will be starring as Fagin in Oliver at the Central Theatre, Chatham, from March 30 to April 7. He is patron of many Kent charities including the Rare Breeds Centre, Canterbury Horse Rescue and Dave Lee’s Happy Holidays.
Actor Shaun Williamson with corporate fund-raiser Yvonne Archer and a rocking horse up for auction at the ball