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Rustie Lee gets Eastenders role
Birmingham's original 'celebrity chef' Rustie Lee is back on our screens playing a role in Eastenders.
Former TV chef Rustie Lee became famous in the 80s for her cookery slots on breakfast television where she giggled her way through her recipes.
Rustie will play Gus Smith's Aunt Opal
Born in Jamaica, Rustie once ran a restaurant in Birmingham, presented on Sunday afternoons on BBC WM in the early 90s and has since turned her hand to politics when she joined the UK Independence Party in 2004.
Rustie begins filming this week for her stint in Eastenders. She will feature in just two episodes playing Opal from Birmingham, the loud battleaxe aunty of Gus.
"I'm absolutely over the moon to think I'm going to be in the Square!" said Rustie.
"It's tremendous, I've always wanted to do it. I have done lots of musicals and tours but I hope that this will allow people to see another side of things I can do.. But it's brilliant and I can't wait!"
last updated: 25/04/2008 at 17:02
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