Friday, 9 November 2018
Albert Square is turned into A Whole New World as the cast of EastEnders perform a special medley for Children in Need
The cast of EastEnders is set to spread some movie magic across Albert Square on this year’s BBC Children in Need, with a delightful Disney medley to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary.
In what is the most dazzling EastEnders medley yet, the cast will be taking on the roles inspired by classic Disney characters performing in The Square. There’s an added sprinkle of Disney animation and special effects bringing extra magic to the scenes, including an incredible flying carpet, as Tilly Keeper (Louise Mitchell) and Zack Morris (Keegan Baker) take on the roles of Jasmine and Aladdin.
Tilly Keeper says: "It was a dream come true to be a Disney Princess for BBC Children in Need! We had so much fun filming the performance, it was such a special day. Let’s hope we all raise lots of money on the night for this fantastic charity.”
Zack Morris said: "Never in a million years did I think I would be playing Aladdin as I danced round Albert Square. I had so much fun taking part and it's such an honour to be part of something so special. I really hope it helps to raise lots of money for BBC Children in Need."
The medley will also feature songs such as Friend Like Me from Aladdin with Lorraine Stanley (Karen Taylor) performing as Genie, whilst Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon) will entertain viewers with an unforgettable performance that will take centre stage as she performs the hit song Let It Go from the much loved Frozen. Also not to be missed, Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean) delivers another breathtaking performance as she performs as Belle from Beauty And The Beast with Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi) as Gaston and Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed) as LeFou.
The musical performance culminates with Letitia Dean (Sharon Watts) interacting with the ‘True Original’ Mickey Mouse in a bid to share the magic!
This magical musical medley follows a great tradition by BBC Children in Need of taking on the challenge of transforming much loved musicals and films - from Star Wars to James Bond - all for a truly fantastic cause.
Viewers will be able to watch the full medley on BBC Children in Need’s 2018 Appeal Night which starts on 16 November on BBC One at 7.30pm.