The son of a dustman, Shane Richie has come a long way from the rough streets of London’s Harlesden. As Eastenders’ loveable rogue Alfie Moon he is now the ‘darling’ of every soap fan in Britain, but it has been an incredible roller-coaster ride as he twice fought his to to the top. Shane grabbed the trappings of fame with both hands, sleeping with a string of women and indulging in the champagne lifestyle to excess.
The hugely popular televison entertainer started life as a Pontins Bluecoat before making his name as the star of the musical Grease. A successful TV career saw him quickly become the face of Saturday night entertainment with shows such as Lucky Numbers, Win, Lose or Draw!, Love Me do and the Shane Richie Experience.
He writes frankly about the years of womanising, the agonising break-up of his marriage to singer Coleen Nolan and his days of heavy drinking. He reveals how he coped when his career dramatically nose-dived, his despair over money troubles and how he came close to a breakdown when he realised he had lost almost everything important to him.
In this fascinating read, Shane lifts the lid on his 25 amazing years in show business, emerging as a gifted actor and a unique star.