‘EastEnders’ legend Nick Cotton was nearly a gay character

December 12, 2012 by  
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According to John Altman, who has played Cotton on and off since 1985, his character nearly had a gay relationship in the 1980s.

But he claims Julia Smith, Albert Square’s co-founder wrote Altman out of the soap after he quarreled with a potential plot which would have seen Lofty Holloway and he start a relationship.

Altman told The Guardian: “Julia wrote me out for about a year when I protested that Nick wasn’t the kind of man who would start a gay relationship with Lofty, another straight character.”

Amongst other storylines over the years, viewers have seen him twice commit murder, succumb to a heroin addiction, and attempt to poison his own mother.

He was later voted one of television’s all-time most villainous characters in a Channel 4 poll.

EastEnders Spoilers: Phil’s Fake Engagement Is Off and Alfie Gets Proof…

August 4, 2010 by  
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EastEnders Week 49

Phil's fake engagement, Shirley's shock return and Alfie gets proof.

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