Young London Colney footballers appear on EastEnders

PUBLISHED: 14:20 16 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:36 17 January 2019

The London Colney Youth Football Club appeared in EastEnders alongside Danny Dyer. Picture: Donna Lambe

The London Colney Youth Football Club appeared in EastEnders alongside Danny Dyer. Picture: Donna Lambe

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Young footballers from London Colney appeared on the small screen in a popular soap this week.

The London Colney Youth Football Club in EastEnders, pictured with Danny Dyer. Picture: Submitted by Donna LambeThe London Colney Youth Football Club in EastEnders, pictured with Danny Dyer. Picture: Submitted by Donna Lambe

Players in the Under 10s London Colney Youth Football Club were extras on BBC1’s EastEnders as part of a storyline which started on Friday, January 11.

Danny Dyer’s character Mick is persuaded to help coach a football team played by about 15 of the London Colney youngsters.

London Colney Youth Club welfare officer, Donna Lambe, said: “They had a brilliant time meeting the cast and it was lovely. Danny Dyer was really nice, really good with kids, really friendly, really down to earth - I couldn’t fault him.”

It was filmed last December both at the famous Albert Square and on an AstroTurf pitch in Borehamwood. The team were picked because one of their coaches, David Markey, works for the BBC.

The London Colney Youth Football Club in EastEnders, with Danny Dyer on the pitch. Picture: Submitted by Donna LambeThe London Colney Youth Football Club in EastEnders, with Danny Dyer on the pitch. Picture: Submitted by Donna Lambe

She added: “They loved it, I saw a few of them at training on Saturday and they were absolutely beaming because they have been on TV.”

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