Will Smith has his sights set on a cameo role in EastEnders - after revealing an obsession with the soap. The mega star first watched the show when visiting the UK to promote his film Seven Pounds earlier this year. Will told The Sun: "I was just chilling in my hotel and EastEnders was on TV. I didn't even know what it was, but I literally could not stop watching it. "It was like a week's worth of episodes in one. Before I knew it, all I had done was get room service and waste a whole afternoon watching this show I'd never heard of! "It was so real and gritty. American soaps are all about the beautiful people and being cheesy. This soap had everything. "There was fighting, people sleeping around - it had it all going on! I'm a bit busy but when things quieten down I'd love to do a cameo. I could make a big entrance in the pub, as you guys call it, and be like: 'Hey, girl let's take this outside.'" The actor wants BBC America to start showing the soap in the US again, Enders was cut from the channel in 2007. He added: "If the BBC boys are reading this, sort it out, man and start showing it again! Get it back on our TV screens." Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk's new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.