EASTENDERS star Kate Robbins has revealed she’s playing a version of Sharon Osbourne in the soap.
Kate is playing music manager Jen Glover in the BBC soapCredit: BBC
She makes her debut in tonight’s episode and Kate has told how she based her character on the legendary music manager.
“My character Jen Glover is like a version of Sharon Osbourne,” she told the Express.
“I’ve met a lot of people like this down the years so it wasn’t difficult for me to imagine.
“The real revelation for me was just how good Whitney (Shona McGarty) is. She’s incredible, she really is.”
While only in Albert Square for a short stint, she is set to make an impact as “no-nonsense, old-school rocker” Jen.
A source told the Sun on Sunday at the time: “Everyone was very excited to get Kate on board for this part, because they felt she was the perfect fit.
“Not only is she a great actress, but she has plenty of experience of the music industry too. And they weren’t disappointed — she did a brilliant job.”
Kate first found fame in 1980 when she represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of group Prima Donna, finishing third.
She appeared in ITV soap Crossroads and had a No2 hit with More Than In Love in 1981.
She appeared alongside brother Ted in The Ted and Kate Show and then her own sketch show.
She sees talent in Whitney and is an old friend of Rocky’sCredit: BBC
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