Emily Atacks mother Kate Robbins joins EastEnders as a no-nonsense music manager – Daily Mail

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‘I am so excited’: Emily Atack’s mother Kate Robbins joins the cast of EastEnders as a ‘no-nonsense’ music manager



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Emily Atack’s mother Kate Robbins has landed a role on EastEnders.

The actress, 62, will be joining the BBC soap next month playing music producer Jen Glover.

Kate’s character is brought in by her friend Rocky (Brian Conley) in order to mastermind the lacklustre pop career of Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty).

New gig: Emily Atack's mother Kate Robbins has landed a role on EastEnders

New gig: Emily Atack's mother Kate Robbins has landed a role on EastEnders

New gig: Emily Atack’s mother Kate Robbins has landed a role on EastEnders

Although she will only be in Albert Square for a short time, an insider said her ‘no-nonsense’ character will make a big impact.

They told The Sun on Sunday: ‘Everyone was very excited to get Kate on board for this part, because they felt she was the perfect fit.

‘Not only is she a great actress, but she has plenty of experience of the music industry too. And they weren’t ­disappointed — she did a brilliant job.’

Speaking about joining EastEnders, Kate said: ‘I am so excited to be joining the show as Jen. We had a ball filming the scenes. Working with the team was a dream.’

Career: The actress, 62, will be joining the BBC soap next month playi (ng music producer Jen Glover

Career: The actress, 62, will be joining the BBC soap next month playi (ng music producer Jen Glover

Career: The actress, 62, will be joining the BBC soap next month playing music producer Jen Glover (pictured with Emily in 2019) 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for EastEnders for comment. 

Kate has long had a career on stage and screen, previously representing the United iKingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1980 as part of the group Prima Donna, finishing in third.

She also appeared in the ITV soap Crossroads and later starred in The Ted and Kate Show alongside her real-life brother Ted before getting her own sketch show. 

Kate, who is a first cousin once removed of Sir Paul McCartney, has also worked as a voice actress, most notably for nine years on puppet show Spitting Image.

Story: Kate's character is brought in by her friend Rocky (Brian Conley) in order to mastermind the lacklustre pop career of Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty)

Story: Kate's character is brought in by her friend Rocky (Brian Conley) in order to mastermind the lacklustre pop career of Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty)

Story: Kate’s character is brought in by her friend Rocky (Brian Conley) in order to mastermind the lacklustre pop career of Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty)

Along with Emily, Kate wis also mother to Martha, 29, and George, 28.

It comes after Harry Redknapp made an appearance on the soap, with his cameo airing on Friday ahead of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.

For the cameo, Harry played himself and visited Walford to see his old friend Terry ‘Rocky’ Cant.

East London boy: It comes after Harry Redknapp made an appearance on the soap, with his cameo airing on Friday ahead of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday

East London boy: It comes after Harry Redknapp made an appearance on the soap, with his cameo airing on Friday ahead of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday

East London boy: It comes after Harry Redknapp made an appearance on the soap, with his cameo airing on Friday ahead of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday

 

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