Lord Sugar on why EastEnders should win at the Bafta TV Awards 2015

The 30-year-old soap has been nominated for the Bafta Radio Times Audience Award, and The Apprentice's main man wants it to win...

How long have you been a fan of EastEnders?


Ever since it started 30 years ago. I suppose it’s addictive. I watch it with my wife and she goes through phases of saying, “It’s getting stupid now,” but we all know that. It’s fiction, but it does portray certain East End characters accurately.

How did you feel about the introduction of the Carters?

Danny Dyer’s obviously a very popular character and he plays a reasonably good part. We had some banter on Twitter about it and he got a bit upset. I was saying he was useless, but I’ve obviously changed my mind since then.

Who’s your favourite character in the show?

I think Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale, is superb. He deserves a Bafta, particularly for his performance in the live shows. He’s an actor who doesn’t get enough plaudits.

Did you guess who killed Lucy Beale?

I guessed that it wasn’t going to be a prime participant. It had to be someone on the periphery – someone who wouldn’t affect the show’s following too much if they had to leave. So it made sense for it to be Bobby.


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