EastEnders return was ‘interesting’ says Joe Swash

Actor Joe Swash has said that his recent return to EastEnders – in which he played Mickey Miller for five years – was ‘interesting’.

The 29-year-old was brought back to Albert Square to appear in two episodes as co-star Charlie G Hawkins – who plays his screen brother Darren – prepares to leave.

“I went back to EastEnders a couple of weeks ago to do some episodes, which was interesting and nice,” he said.

“Basically I head back for Darren’s leaving storyline, but I can’t say much more than that, sorry – I’d tell you if I could!”

Since leaving EastEnders Joe has won I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here and hosted the children’s TV show Gimme A Break – and is now presenting the ITV2 gameshow Cadbury Spots v Stripes Minute To Win It alongside Caroline Flack.

However he admitted that despite all the presenting work, he sees himself as an actor first and foremost.

“I think deep down I’ll always regard myself as an actor, it’s how I started out. I spent a lot of years learning how to do it,” Joe confessed.

“But I love doing presenting – you get to experience all sorts of different things all the time, crazy stuff. I’m really happy with the way my career’s gone. So I haven’t done much acting since being in the jungle, but I’m not complaining. I love presenting.”