EastEnders executive producer Colin Pugwell-Reason has confirmed that Not Going Out starlet, Katy Wix is to star in and co-write a one-off EastEnders special, to be shown on BBC iPlayer in April.
Reporters caught up with Katy outside the BBC Television Centre in London.
Katy said: “Well, basically the story’s about this Welsh girl called Katy, who catches the tube, but gets off at the wrong station.
“She finds herself in this insanely angry place called Walford, which strangely enough, doesn’t show on Google Maps. Funny that.
“She’s cold, hungry, and hasn’t got enough money to get back on the tube, so Katy is forced to take refuge in Cindy’s Café.
“Can she escape Walford before she’s turned into brown bread? Duff duff, duff, duff duff…
“…actually there aren’t any duff duffs because it’s a one-off.
“I’ve been given the job of writing the funny bits, but writer, Jimmy Fishwick-Smith has final say over the direction of the script.
“He has promised me that I won’t be involved in any punch-ups or anything…
“…although, he does keep telling me that Phil Mitchell will be easier to handle if I pretend he’s an alien baboon.
“Which probably won’t be that difficult, when you think about it.”
It has been revealed that Sir Ridley Scott was eaten by a baboon on the set of his latest adventure, Planet of the Baboons – but escaped unharmed!
The film’s star, Katy Wix, interviewed in Fright & Sound Magazine said:
“Well, we were filming our last scene, which is typical really – Ridley almost got away Scott-free…
“Anyway, he shouted, ‘release the balloon,’ as in the hot air balloon, but I thought he said, ‘release the baboon.’ It’s an easy mistake to make, when you think about it. And it’s just like Mr Mardy Face baboon to go for Mr Shouty Man director.
“One of the baboon experts managed to dart the assailant, but Ridley had already gone – if you see what I mean. All eyes were of course on me, but soon turned again, towards the stomach-churning sound of Ridley crawling his way back from the jaws of death.
“If you’ve seen a baboon yawn, you’ll know exactly how big their mouths are. I’m sure Ridley will see the funny side once he’s had time to recuperate.”
Sir Ridley Scott told reporters: “First of all she cuts her finger on the baboon’s tooth, and then she nearly turns me into baboon food. These sort of things didn’t happen when I worked with Sigourney – but I guess we didn’t use real aliens to make those films.”
Planet of the Baboons is set to hit the cinemas in October 2015.
Katy Wix was taken to hospital late last night after being injured on the set of Planet of the Baboons.
The Not Going Out star told reporters: “Oh, it was nothing. Just a scratch, really. My finger slipped on a razor sharp baboon tooth. Or rather, I slipped and my hand went into the baboon’s mouth and cut my finger. It could have been a lot worse when you think about it. I mean, imagine if my head went into its mouth.
“Most of the baboons are added later in the edit, so it’s not likely to happen again. Not unless I slip and injure myself on the green screen. Now, that would be embarrassing.”.
Sir Ridley Scott’s Planet of the Baboons is due to be released in cinemas this October.