It’s no surprise then, that in a bid to boost ratings and upstage the Coronation Street cat, they have recently cast Kooky the three legged tabby.
“The Coronation Street cat is a traditional ginger cat,” said Eastenders producer Alison Padalecki. “With all its eyes, ears and legs. It doesn’t have a disability. Unless you count it being ginger, it doesn’t tick a single solitary box.”
Alison went on to tell us that Kooky, as well as only having three legs, is also bi-curious and blind.
“We’re not just doing this to make the headlines or anything. We genuinely think there’s a need for a bi curious, blind, three-legged cat in our show, especially now that Ethel’s Willy is dead.”
Kooky will be joining the cast just in time for a big Christmas storyline involving Phil Mitchell. She is busy rehearsing and learning her lines as we type.
Kooky is a little concerned about starring next to Phil Mitchell because she’s heard he isn’t much into cats as he much prefers dogging.