Brian Conley to join EastEnders as Sonia Fowler's long-lost father

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    <p class=”mol-para-with-font”>He is known for Nuleaf Naturals Linkedin playing the lead roles in West End shows Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray and A Christmas Carol.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>And now Brian Conley is set to star in EastEnders as Sonia Fowler’s long-lost father in a ‘shock’ arrival to Albert Square.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The actor and West End star, 59, is joining the cast in the role of Terry Cant with his first scenes as Terry due to air later this spring – despite previously turning a role on the soap in the past. </p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Newcomer: Brian Conley is set to star in EastEnders as Sonia Fowler's long-lost father in a 'shock' arrival to Albert Square </div> <noscript> Newcomer: Brian Conley is set to star in EastEnders as Sonia Fowler's long-lost father in a 'shock' arrival to Albert Square </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Newcomer: Brian Conley is set to star in EastEnders as Sonia Fowler’s long-lost father in a ‘shock’ arrival to Albert Square</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Brian will begin filming his role as Sonia’s absent father next month and says <span style=”font-size: 16px;”>he cannot wait to order his ‘first pint at The Queen Vic’.</span></p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Speaking about his new role, he said: ‘As you can imagine, being a Londoner and now being part of EastEnders is such an incredible moment for me.</p><div><div data-track-module=”am-related_carousel^related_carousel” data-track-selector=”.rotator-panels a:not([class*=external])” data-dm-rotator-rotate=”false” data-track-pos=”static” data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” data-dm-rotator-auto-init=”” id=”p-20″ class=”related-carousel with-fb-or-tw tvshowbiz” data-dm-rotator-active-class=”active” data-dm-rotator-page-count=”1.0″ data-dm-social-article-auto-init=”” data-dm-rotator-page-size=”1″> <div class=”rotator bdrcc”> <div class=”rotator-title”> <h2>RELATED ARTICLES</h2> <ul class=”rotator-pages link-xocc”> <li class=”rotator-prev”>Previous

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    </div> </div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’I know for sure my dad’s looking down from above and saying: ‘Good on yer son!'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’It was always his favourite programme.
    So in so many ways it really is an honour to be part of such an iconic show and to be working with an incredibly talented team on camera and off.’ </p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Father figure: The actor and West End star, 59, is joining the cast in the role of Terry Cant with his first scenes as Terry due to air later this spring </div> <noscript> Father figure: The actor and West End star, 59, is joining the cast in the role of Terry Cant with his first scenes as Terry due to air later this spring </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Father figure: The actor and West End star, 59, is joining the cast in the role of Terry Cant with his first scenes as Terry due to air later this spring</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Exciting: Brian will begin filming his role as Sonia's absent father next month and says joining the cast is 'an incredible moment' for him </div> <noscript> Exciting: Brian will begin filming his role as Sonia's absent father next month and says joining the cast is 'an incredible moment' for him </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Exciting: Brian will begin filming his role as Sonia’s absent father next month and says joining the cast is ‘an incredible moment’ for him</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The former host of The Brian Conley show added: ‘I cannot wait to order my first pint at The Queen Vic.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Despite this, in 2012 he claimed he turned down a role in EastEnders twice because they were too rigid about him being able to do other work.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Speaking to the Daily Record at the time, he said: ‘I don’t hanker for fame.

    I just want to work. EastEnders wouldn’t allow me to do anything else and I do a lot of corporate gigs.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’Also, unless you are in it for three years, you don’t earn anything and I’ve got two children who go to private school.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Sonia, who is played by Natalie Cassidy, first <span style=”font-size: 16px;”>searched for her lost father’s name online last year when she was feeling lonely but without success.</span></p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”><span style=”font-size: 16px;”>Having given up hope of finding him, his arrival in Walford ‘will be a huge shock’, the BBC One soap said. </span></p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Searching: Sonia, who is played by Natalie Cassidy, (pictured) first searched for her lost father's name online last year when she was feeling lonely, but without success </div> <noscript> Searching: Sonia, who is played by Natalie Cassidy, (pictured) first searched for her lost father's name online last year when she was feeling lonely, but without success </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Searching: Sonia, who is played by Natalie Cassidy, (pictured) first searched for her lost father’s name online last year when she was feeling lonely, but without success</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Commenting on the new arrival to the cast, EastEnders’ executive producer Jon Sen said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Brian to Albert Square.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’We had been searching for some time but the moment we met Brian, we knew instantly we had found our man.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’Brian’s a talented performer whose charm, wit and charisma are exactly the qualities we want for Terry.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’We’ve got some wonderful stories in store for him and can’t wait for the audience to see Brian bring him to life.’ </p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> West End star: The actor is known for playing the lead roles in West End musicals Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray as well as A Christmas Carol (Pictured as Scrooge in December 2020) </div> <noscript> West End star: The actor is known for playing the lead roles in West End musicals Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray as well as A Christmas Carol (Pictured as Scrooge in December 2020) </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>West End star: The actor is known for playing the lead roles in West End musicals Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hairspray as well as A Christmas Carol (Pictured as Scrooge in December 2020)</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>This comes just days after Natalie Cassidy confirmed her return to the BBC soap as she shared a series of snaps from the set.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The actress, 37, who plays Sonia Fowler, recently took an extended break from the show, with the character heading to India to visit her daughter Bex.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>And Natalie took to Instagram to declare that ‘Sonia’s back’, as she documented her first day back in Albert Square.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> She's back: EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy, 37, confirmed her return to the BBC soap last Tuesday following extended break from the show </div> <noscript> She's back: EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy, 37, confirmed her return to the BBC soap last Tuesday following extended break from the show </noscript> </div> <div><div> <span></span> <div></div></div></div><p class=”imageCaption”>She’s back: EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy, 37, confirmed her return to the BBC soap last Tuesday following extended break from the show</p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>In one photo, Natalie beamed for a selfie as she sat in her car on her way to work, captioning the snap: ‘This smile is my ‘I AM GOING TO WORK’ smile.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>While another image sees her pose with a member of the EastEnders crew, with the two clad in face masks as the soap star stated that she ‘missed seeing’ her pal ‘each day’.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Later Natalie shared a short video as she got into her alter-ego’s clothes, donning a beige cardigan and a floral top.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”> </p><div class=”moduleFull mol-video”><div><div itemprop=”video” itemscope=”itemscope” website content=”EastEnders’ Natalie Cassidy has fun at home with her children” itemprop=”name” /><meta content=”PT00M24S” itemprop=”duration” /><meta website itemprop=”thumbnailUrl” /><meta website itemprop=”contentURL” /><meta content=”2021-01-29T15:53:43+0000″ itemprop=”uploadDate” /><meta content=”576″ itemprop=”height” /><meta content=”1024″ itemprop=”width” /><meta content=”Natalie Cassidy took it to Instagram to share her fun afternoon at home with her girls. The EastEnders star placed a towel on her head and sang in her kitchen as she goes lockdown bonkers.” itemprop=”description” /><div class=”item”> <div class=”vjs-video-container vjs-fixed vjs-span-two-col tvshowbiz” id=”v-5547906093507823055″> <video controls=”” class=”video-js vjs-default-skin” website Natalie Cassidy has fun at home with her website Cassidy took it to Instagram to share her fun afternoon at home with her girls. The EastEnders star placed a towel on her head and sang in her kitchen as she goes lockdown bonkers.website preload=”none”> <source website type=”video/mp4″></source> </video> </div> </div> </div></div></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Speaking into the camera, Natalie, who joined the soap in 1993, said: ‘She’s still got her cardigans, I’ve missed her.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The TV personality also captioning the clip, saying: ‘Soon as I put a cardigan on Sonia’s back.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>In the soap, nurse Sonia was seen struggling to cope with the pressures of the pandemic, resulting her snapping at both her colleagues and patients.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Concerned about his worn-out pal, her colleague Ash Kaur suggested her took a break, with Sonia following his advice. </p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Back together: She shared a series of snaps from the set, seeing her pose with a member of the EastEnders crew, stating she 'missed seeing' her pal 'each day' </div> <noscript> Back together: She shared a series of snaps from the set, seeing her pose with a member of the EastEnders crew, stating she 'missed seeing' her pal 'each day' </noscript> </div> <div><div> <span></span> <div></div></div></div><p class=”imageCaption”>Back together: She shared a series of snaps from the set, seeing her pose with a member of the EastEnders crew, stating she ‘missed seeing’ her pal ‘each day’ </p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Speaking of Natalie’s break, an EastEnders source previously told : ‘Natalie like other actors on EastEnders was given a break for a few months.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>’In real time she is back filming in the next few weeks but on screen she will leave and be off for a few months because the show is filmed so far ahead.

    She’ll be back again early Spring.'</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The added: ‘Giving actors on the show breaks is nothing unusual and when it’s a quieter period for their character, it makes more sense to rest the characters rather than them not doing much on set.’ </p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Sonia's back! Later Natalie shared a short video as she got into her alter-ego's clothes, donning a beige cardigan and a floral top </div> <noscript> Sonia's back! Later Natalie shared a short video as she got into her alter-ego's clothes, donning a beige cardigan and a floral top </noscript> </div> <div><div> <span></span> <div></div></div></div><p class=”imageCaption”>Sonia’s back! Later Natalie shared a short video as she got into her alter-ego’s clothes, donning a beige cardigan and a floral top</p></div></div>

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