Emma Bunton shocks fans as she shares clip of secret role in EastEnders aged 16


EMMA Bunton has shared a clip of her secret role in EastEnders before her Spice Girl fame.

She landed parts in EastEnders and The Bill in the early nineties, joining the Spice Girls in 1993.

Emma Bunton, right, appeared in EastEnders as a teenage mugger in 1992

Her character attacked Walford pensioner Jules in an alley way

But he fought back and restrained her

Emma joined the Spice Girls a year later, and is pictured here in 1997 performing in South Africa for Prince Charles and Prince Harry

Baby Spice featured briefly in the hit soap as a mugger after she auditioned, but was recjected, for the role of Bianca Jackson.

In the short clip her character, along with a pal, set upon Jules in an alley way after moaning they were skint.

But the Walford pensioner fought back and restrained Emma while her friend ran away.

Taking to Instagram tonight, the pop sar, 46, marked her soap anniversary in a nostalgic post and said: “30 years since my most iconic role on @bbceastenders 😆📺 #eastenders #throwback”

One shocked fan replied: “Who Would’ve thought you’d become the biggest pop star in the whole world? #babyspice”

Despite her legendary nickname of Baby, Emma was born in January 1976.

She grew up in North London, Finchley in a Catholic household alongside a younger brother PJ.

When she turned eleven her milkman father and her karate teacher mother split.

From a young age she demonstrated a desire to be a star.

She modelled for Mothercare and Polly Pocket, before attending the Sylvia Young Drama School.

In July 2021, at the age Emma married long-term partner, 42-year-old Jade Jones.

Emma, 46, auditioned for the role of Bianca Jackson but was turned down