Friday 1 July 2022 09:33 AM Pete Doherty reveals he was offered a starring role in EastEnders trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 09:33 AM Pete Doherty reveals he was offered a starring role in EastEnders trends now
Friday 1 July 2022 09:33 AM Pete Doherty reveals he was offered a starring role in EastEnders trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 09:33 AM Pete Doherty reveals he was offered a starring role in EastEnders trends now

Pete Doherty reveals he was offered a role in EastEnders after star June Brown tried to help him beat his '£200 a day' heroin addiction

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Pete Doherty has revealed that BBC bosses once offered him a 'starring' role in EastEnders.

The Libertines frontman, 43, said that the offer came after late actress June Brown - who ran a detox charity - attempted to help him kick his '£200 a day' heroin addiction. 

Speaking to The Mirror he said: 'There are a few things that have fallen through over the years that I was a bit disappointed about – opportunities that came up that I didn’t take.'

Actor: Pete Doherty said he was 'offered a starring role in EastEnders' after late actress June Brown tried to help him beat his £200 a day heroin addiction

Actor: Pete Doherty said he was 'offered a starring role in EastEnders' after late actress June Brown tried to help him beat his £200 a day heroin addiction

He added: 'I was going to get a part in EastEnders at one point. It was around this time that the Libertines re-formed too.' 

While it is unknown when the alleged offer was made, Pete's chart-topping band reunited in both 2010 and 2014.

The frontman went on to tell the publication that he would much have 'loved' to have been an actor instead of a singer.

MailOnline have contacted representatives for the BBC for comment.

Saviour: The late June Brown, who played Dot Cotton in the soap, ran a charity that helped pay for addicts to get treatment at a Thai monastery called Thamkrabok

Saviour: The late June Brown, who played Dot Cotton in the soap, ran a charity that helped pay for addicts to get treatment at a Thai monastery called Thamkrabok

The late June Brown, who played Dot Cotton in the soap, ran a charity that helped pay for addicts to get treatment at a Thai monastery called Thamkrabok.

At the time she said: 'I'm a huge Libertines

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