Who is Babatunde Aleshe? Celebrity Gogglebox star, comedian and former EastEnders actor

CELEBRITY Gogglebox is back on our screens to keep you get through the lockdown hours.

Some familiar duos are back on our screens, like Denise Van Outen and her partner Eddie, or Nick Grimshaw and his niece Liv. Many viewers were left wondering who it was that appeared on the sofa alongside Mo Gilligan in the latest episode.

Who is Babatunde Aleshe on Celebrity Gogglebox 2020?

Babatunde is an actor, writer and comedian. He has had a few acting gigs, including an appearance in Eastenders in 2011, and New Tricks in 2003.

In recent years, he has toured Britain doing stand up comedy.

He won Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards and has performed at venues like the O2 and the Hackney Empire.

In 2019 Aleshe won the Amused Moose National New Comic Award and was selected to appear on Dave Chapelle’s live showcase The Process.

When was Babatunde Aleshe on EastEnders?

Babatunde played, Sam, the specialist nurse who tends to Tanya Jessop (Jo Joyner) when she has her first chemotherapy session.

A few weeks later Sam has to tell Tanya that her friend and fellow cancer patient, Siobhan has died, and looks after her when she has a panic attack.

Tanya's daughter Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) goes to the hospital to see her mother and meets Sam.

When is Celebrity Gogglebox 2020 on TV?

Celebrity Gogglebox first started as a charity special in 2019 for Stand Up To Cancer, but thanks to the show's popularity, Channel 4 turned it into its own series.

The celeb version of the show returns to TV screens on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9pm on Channel 4.

If you miss it you can catch up on All 4.

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