EastEnders actor will NEVER work for a soap again, after being “taken for granted”

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Former EastEnders actor Aaron Sidwall has admitted that he will NEVER work in a soap again, following his exit from Walford.

Aaron, 29, played evil Steven Beale on the BBC One soap up until last year, when his character met his demise after being killed by Max Branning.

But Aaron has revealed it’s not all glitz and glamour working in soaps, and he’s said he will never work in another one again.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I don’t want to do a soap again. It wasn’t a discipline I enjoyed. I mean, I admire the actors on there who are so instinctive that they can do it, but I was definitely ready to go.

“There was a lot of negativity around, and my storylines did meander for me. I also think the soap actors can sometimes get taken for granted too.”


Aaron added that he prefers theatre, saying: “I always felt like I didn’t belong there quite as much as I do in a theatre environment.

“Doing theatre means you get to push boundaries a little more, and there’s always something new to discover.”

EastEnders continues on BBC One.

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