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E20: The web stars of Walford are coming to BBC Three

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Dana Stevens | 16:13 UK time, Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The cast of E20 I have to admit to being a bit slow catching on to the online series E20. But after hearing that the spin-off of EastEnders is going to start showing on BBC Three I thought I'd better have a look and see what all the excitement is about. So I've just watched some episodes online and blimey those characters come loaded with all sorts of secrets! Just the first episode has enough to get you hooked and wanting to know more about the havoc they're about to wreck on the East End.

For those of you that might be new to it like me, E20 focuses on four young characters Zsa Zsa, Fatboy, Leon and Mercy who start squatting in a flat in Albert Square. And not only are the actors new talent that you might not have seen before, the writers are all young people aged between 17 and 22 - which is pretty impressive!

But let's get back to the actors and specifically Sam Attwater who plays Leon. I could tell you that it's his character's heroic antics that made me want to watch more of him but the truth is a lot more superficial. Have a look at his tour of Walford...

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The good news is that the first series starts on BBC Three on Friday 23rd April at 8.30pm. And the even better news is that a second series has been commissioned which will focus on four new characters who'll all be sharing a flat above Roxy's beauty salon. The new series will be on BBC Three in September and we'll be bringing you some exclusive behind the scenes videos on the BBC Three website.

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Dana Stevens is content producer for BBC Three online.



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