EastEnders Star Confirms Future on the Show After 10 Years in Walford


Staying Put in Walford

An EastEnders star has put fans at ease by confirming that they are not leaving the show after a decade in Walford. Ben Champniss, who plays market stall trader Shrimpy, has revealed that he will continue to be a part of the popular soap opera.

Ten Years of Shrimpy

Ben Champniss joined EastEnders in 2014 as Shrimpy and has since become a beloved background character on the show. Despite not having his own storyline, Shrimpy is a familiar face on the market, interacting with other main characters.

Not Going Anywhere

Addressing concerns from fans about his future on the show, Ben reassured everyone by stating that he has no plans to leave Walford. In a post reflecting on his 10-year anniversary on the programme, he expressed gratitude for the impact the role has had on his life.

Trademark Style

Shrimpy is known for his distinctive mod hairdo and trilby hats, which have made him easily recognizable among viewers. Despite starting as an unnamed extra, his popularity led to the character being named Shrimpy and occasionally involved in minor plots.

Family Milestones

Aside from his on-screen presence, Ben Champniss also celebrated a personal milestone in 2021 when he welcomed a baby boy with his wife Georgia. His dedication to both his family and his role on EastEnders has solidified his place in the soap's universe.

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