Name: Sid Owen
Famous, why? Actor who played Ricky Butcher in EastEnders from 1988 until 2012 (with a few gaps in between)
Bio: The screeching sound of ‘Riiiiccckkkky’, uttered by on-screen girlfriend Bianca (Patsy Palmer), has followed Sid Owen around for most of his life thanks to his role as Ricky Butcher in long-running soap EastEnders. Since leaving the soap for good in 2012, Owen has appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. He was the third contestant eliminated in what was the tenth series, during which he was partnered with Ola Jordan. Owen had already had a taste of reality TV, heading down under for 2005’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! He finished third behind Sheree Murphy and Carol Thatcher.
Owen has also released a couple of music singles, and appeared in Bad Girls and The Bill.
The actor has shared a snap of life in Austria, with the speedy skeleton getting his heart pumping:
This wakes you up. The skeleton. Austria pic.twitter.com/WEzzXNYPIB
— Sid Owen (@sidowen5) January 18, 2016
Then: Playing Ricky in EastEnders
Now: Dancing to Ghostbusters on Strictly Come Dancing