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From Elle to Eastenders: BoJo’s Media Journey

By September 28, 2009News

eastendersJust a reminder (if it were needed) that Bozza becomes the first elected British official to appear on the long-running BBC drama soap Eastenders this Thursday from 7.30pm.

He’s the first real-life person to make a cameo appearance (apparently) since Peter Purves in 1987.  In top quality A-list company, then…..

Andy Medhurst, senior lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of Sussex, said Johnson has not only marked the first appearance on a soap by an elected politician, but that he is no doubt also the first EastEnders character to boast an educational background which takes in Eton and Oxford. “He is not from that milieu,” said Medhurst. “By appearing on the soap he will appear to be a man of the people.”

We at Boriswatch Towers aren’t sure that Boris would be seen as a ‘man of the people’ even if he went on Celebrity Wife Swap with Mr Kerry Katona shortly before bungee jumping into custard for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. But still….

[Interesting how the BBC seem to value the Thames more than Transport for London do, by the way.  It’s never disappeared from the opening credits of Stenders for the last two decades….]

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