EastEnders’ Stacey Slater’s ex Bradley Branning star now including ‘normal’ job

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Throughout the years, EastEnders has had some pretty iconic moments.From poisoning plots to characters returning from the dead, there’s not a lot that the BBC One soap hasn’t seen.

And among those moments that will go down in TV history is the live episode which was filmed to mark the show’s anniversary back in 2010. As part of the dramatic episode, Stacey Slater’s on-off boyfriend Bradley Branning was killed off whenhe fell from the roof of the Queen Vic after being chased by police.

Played by Charlie Clements, between 2006 and 2010 Bradley proved to be a popular resident on Albert Square and Charlie scooped several accolades at the British Soap and Inside Soap Awards for his portrayal of the property salesman – who was known for his nut allergy and love of knitwear.

Speaking to theBBC about his decision to leave the show, Charlie, now 36, explained that he believed that it was the right time to move on from EastEnders and called the role a “privilege”.

He said: “I have enjoyed every minute of it, but as an actor I feel that now is the time to move on. I will always be grateful to EastEnders – I have had the privilege of working with some wonderful people whilst being given some fantastic storylines.”

Since leaving the show 13 years ago, Charlie has secured further roles on stage and on screen and went to drama school to hone in on his craft. Shortly after his departure from EastEnders, he appeared in the touring production of The Haunting in 2011 and in 2012 he appeared in Meredith Oakes’ play Faith.

Meanwhile, he has also had appearances on TV shows such as Casualty, Holby City and the 2018 docudrama Henry VIII and His Six Wives. That same year he starred in the UK tour of The Case of The Frightened Lady and spoke tobritishtheatre.com about his memories of being an Albert Square resident.

“I look back on it very fondly. It was a great four years of my life. It taught me so much about what to do and about what not to do,” he said. “It opened up doors to some things and closed doors to others. That’s just the nature of how soaps can be perceived, I think wrongly.”

During Covid-19 lockdown Charlie switched careers andbriefly became a chef in a garden centre before moving to the plant department. Revealing the news in a 2021 Instagram post, the TV icon explained that he’d soon be returning to his acting work following a stint as a chef.

In the selfie, Charlie wore some chef’s whites. He captioned the post: “Last day as a chef today!! On to rehearsals next week… #actorslife”.

And in an interview withMetro, he added: “Coming out of lockdown I’ve been back at the garden centre but obviously the restaurant is closed so I’ve been moved out into the plant department. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Since then, Charlie has appeared on the West End where he starred in the world’s longest-running play, Mousetrap, in 2021.

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