Mitchell milestone as Perry passes 1000th episode!
Monday 9 August 2010, 12:00
Big congrats to actor Perry Fenwick, who reached an incredible EastEnders milestone last week, after filming his 1000th episode as hapless Billy Mitchell!
Perry, snapped on set with Jamie Borthwick and Steve McFadden, has been playing Billy for an amazing eleven years now. Judging by the smile on his face, he's still having plenty of fun with the role.
"Seeing as I was originally signed up for four episodes, 996 episodes later, I still haven't been found out!" Perry revealed. "I'm absolutely delighted and can't wait to tell my mum!"
EastEnders' Executive Producer Bryan Kirkwood was on hand to congratulate sharp-suited Perry during filming. "In one thousand episodes of EastEnders, Perry has created a true Walford icon," Bryan told us. "Billy is the most loveable loser on British TV and despite a thousand episodes of bad luck, the audience are still willing him to succeed."
Let's hope we'll be marking Perry's 2000th ep in a few years time!
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