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Comedian Brian Conley is often mistaken for his pal Bradley Walsh, he has revealed. The 59-year-old TV star has joked that it's less likely to happen now that he has gone grey and grown a beard, ahead of his stint on EastEnders.

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The actor is joining the BBC soap opera as Terry Cant, the long-lost father of Sonia Fowler, played by Natalie Cassidy.

He will make his debut on the long-running programme tonight.

Meanwhile, Bradley, 60, who also kicked off his career as a comedian, is best known for presenting ITV quiz show The Chase.

He previously starred in Doctor Who and rival soap Coronation Street.

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Brian Conley: EastEnders newcomer speaks out over his resemblance to Bradley WalshBrian Conley: EastEnders newcomer speaks out over his resemblance to Bradley Walsh (Image: Getty Images•ITV)

Brian Conley is often mistaken for his pal Bradley WalshBrian Conley is often mistaken for his pal Bradley Walsh (Image: BBC)

When asked if the pair are often mistaken for each other, during a recent interview, Brian said it happened to both of them.

He went on to detail several occasions that they had been mistaken for each other, during a chat with Radio Times.

Brian, who starred on the West End in Dolly Parton's musical 9 to 5, said he was approached by fans outside the Savoy Theatre.

They thought he was Bradley despite his name being on the theatre poster.

Brian Conley will play Sonia Fowler's dad Terry Cant in EastEndersBrian Conley will play Sonia Fowler's dad Terry Cant in EastEnders (Image: BBC)

Bradley Walsh is best known for presenting The ChaseBradley Walsh is best known for presenting The Chase (Image: ITV)

Brian Conley before he grew his beardBrian Conley before he grew his

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