Former Grange Hill star Lee MacDonald, who played drug addict Zammo McGuire, is joining the cast of EastEnders, the soap has confirmed.
The actor, who appeared in the iconic BBC children’s drama between 1982 and 1987, will appear in a guest role for two episodes later this spring as bus driver Terry who competes against Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) in a competition to win tickets to a concert. With Mick desperate to get his hands on the tickets as a gift for wife Linda (Kellie Bright), will Terry stand in the way?
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When was Zammo in Grange Hill?
Boy next door Zammo’s descent into drug addiction became the most famous storyline in Grange Hill’s history, and was one of the hardest-hitting moments of kids’ drama up to that point.
The plot famously led to an anti-drugs campaign including a number one single recorded by the cast, a cover of La Toya Jackson’s ‘Just Say No’ which soared to the top of the charts in 1986 raising money for charity. Stars involved in the storyline were also invited to the White House to meet then First Lady Nancy Reagan to discuss the anti-drugs message.
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