Shane Richie is an actor, comedian, singer and presenter, best known for his portrayal of the character Alfie Moon in the popular BBC One soap opera EastEnders (between 2002 and 2005, and again from 2010 until 2016). He is also a presenter of a number of BBC game shows, including Reflex, Win Your Wish List and Decimate.
Shane began his professional career in adolescence as a bluecoat entertainer at a Pontins holiday camp on The Isle of Wight. He soon progressed to the live stand-up circuit, receiving a nomination for Best New Stand-up at the Inaugural British Comedy Awards. In 1989, he began making nightly appearances on Sky TV's chat show series Jameson Tonight, hosted by Derek Jameson, and the following year he was one of the comics on the BBC One sketch show Up To Something! The show enjoyed a second incarnation under the title You Gotta Be Jokin' in 1991, in which Shane also appeared.
In 2002, Shane joined the cast of EastEnders and received immediate acclaim as Alfie Moon, bringing humour to a programme often slated for being too depressing. The role won him numerous awards, including Best Male European Actor at the Rose D'or Festival and a National Television Award for Most Popular Actor.
Alongside his appearances in EastEnders, Shane has also presented a number of TV shows including Reflex, The National Lottery: Win Your Wish List, The One Show (alongside Alex Jones) and BBC1's daytime game show Decimate.
In addition, Shane has had success in musicals, appearing in such West End shows as Boogie Nights and the 1993 revival of Grease. He is also a highly entertaining pantomime performer, including a memorable appearance as Buttons in Cinderella during the Christmas 2013 season at the Wycombe Swan Theatre in High Wycombe.
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