Eastenders actor Jamie Foreman will not turn on Beckenham Christmas lights

Jamie Foreman was supposed to be turning on Beckenham's Christmas lights.

Jamie Foreman was supposed to be turning on Beckenham's Christmas lights.

First published in Bromley by

EASTENDERS actor Jamie Foreman will no longer be switching on Beckenham’s Christmas lights tomorrow (November 17).

The 54-year-old actor, who plays Derek Branning in the soap, was expected to be doing the honours in the town centre at 6pm.

But last night, an “unfortunate misunderstanding” was blamed for the last minute change of plan.

A Bromley Council spokesman said: “Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding, Jamie Foreman will not switch on the Christmas lights in Beckenham town centre on Saturday.

“Bromley Council do apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Instead, it has been confirmed the Deputy Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Ian Payne will flick the switch to light up the town, with a little help from Santa.

The switch on follows three-hours of festive entertainment in Beckenham town centre.

Beckenham’s Christmas lights are the first to be switched on in Bromley.

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10:16am Fri 16 Nov 12

Tongue in Cheek says...

Thought Sid from the Bricklayer Arms was doing it this year?
Thought Sid from the Bricklayer Arms was doing it this year? Tongue in Cheek
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11:31am Fri 16 Nov 12

C.Rodders.Jefferson says...

I thought Sid was doing Leonie ?


AGAIN !!

ROFL
I thought Sid was doing Leonie ? AGAIN !! ROFL C.Rodders.Jefferson
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11:36am Fri 16 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

Why the F would you want this dead beat Dad turning on Christmas lights.

"EastEnders actor Jamie Foreman in court over £47,000 child maintenance debts"

That's the Newsshopper headline, search it.
Why the F would you want this dead beat Dad turning on Christmas lights. "EastEnders actor Jamie Foreman in court over £47,000 child maintenance debts" That's the Newsshopper headline, search it. Gypo.Joe
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1:19pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Outandabout says...

Get out there Newsshopper and do some investigative journalism for a change, see if you can discover whether the 'misunderstanding' was he thought they were paying, they thought he was free or was it about how much? Go, run now and found out
Get out there Newsshopper and do some investigative journalism for a change, see if you can discover whether the 'misunderstanding' was he thought they were paying, they thought he was free or was it about how much? Go, run now and found out Outandabout
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1:42pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bnorther says...

I cannot believe that Bromley Council wanted this man to turn the lights on. Son of a gangster, a previously declared bankrupt man, a man who didn't pay proper maintenance on his kids, and has been told he faces jail by Bromley Magestrates if he doesn't pay up.

Great example isn't he...?

Is the "misunderstanding" realisation by the council about the above information?

Like outandabout says - NS - go find out!
I cannot believe that Bromley Council wanted this man to turn the lights on. Son of a gangster, a previously declared bankrupt man, a man who didn't pay proper maintenance on his kids, and has been told he faces jail by Bromley Magestrates if he doesn't pay up. Great example isn't he...? Is the "misunderstanding" realisation by the council about the above information? Like outandabout says - NS - go find out! bnorther
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2:54pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Have your say says...

Frigging deadbeat....I'll do it for £20
Frigging deadbeat....I'll do it for £20 Have your say
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3:19pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Locked and Loaded says...

Jamie Foreman .... actor... ROFL.

Living off his old man name, just another waste of space. This clown wouldn't make it in the real world. Who did he blow at the BBC for 'part' he has now.
Jamie Foreman .... actor... ROFL. Living off his old man name, just another waste of space. This clown wouldn't make it in the real world. Who did he blow at the BBC for 'part' he has now. Locked and Loaded
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8:49pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Beckenham Chris says...

Scraping the bottom of the barrell - Famous Beckenham People -

Bob Monkhouse
Bill Wyman
David Bowie.
Andy Bown ( Status Quo)
Peter Frampton.

Jamie Foreman ....LOL The fella who looks like a Cartoon pug - an "Actor" ....... dont be silly
Scraping the bottom of the barrell - Famous Beckenham People - Bob Monkhouse Bill Wyman David Bowie. Andy Bown ( Status Quo) Peter Frampton. Jamie Foreman ....LOL The fella who looks like a Cartoon pug - an "Actor" ....... dont be silly Beckenham Chris
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10:56pm Fri 16 Nov 12

TheDukeWEWANTFOREMAN says...

WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN
WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN WE WANT JAMIE FOREMAN TheDukeWEWANTFOREMAN
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10:59pm Fri 16 Nov 12

TheDukeWEWANTFOREMAN says...

May I just say that I was extremely looking forward to seeing Jamie Foreman. If by chance you see this, I am willing to pay you myself for you to turn up. You are my favourite actor. Thank you

(because of your role as The Duke in Layer Cake, not just EastEnders, and for your line, HATAHP)
May I just say that I was extremely looking forward to seeing Jamie Foreman. If by chance you see this, I am willing to pay you myself for you to turn up. You are my favourite actor. Thank you (because of your role as The Duke in Layer Cake, not just EastEnders, and for your line, HATAHP) TheDukeWEWANTFOREMAN
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11:01pm Fri 16 Nov 12

TheDukeWEWANTFOREMAN says...

Just to add I am speaking on behalf of many disappointed people
Just to add I am speaking on behalf of many disappointed people TheDukeWEWANTFOREMAN
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3:53pm Sat 17 Nov 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

he aint doing the lights, so why you making a fool of yourself!!
he aint even an actor, he can not act, can't waut for eastenders to kill him off at christmas
he aint doing the lights, so why you making a fool of yourself!! he aint even an actor, he can not act, can't waut for eastenders to kill him off at christmas TIGGY-LEWISHAM
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12:27pm Mon 19 Nov 12

madras says...

I wonder what the 'misunderstanding' was - seems pretty straight forward to me

Just a thought, does this mean that bloke off X Factor with gold teeth (I think) will be up for it - clearly he's memorable as I really cannot remember his name. You know the one, what's his name...

... reckon he'd be cheap too!
I wonder what the 'misunderstanding' was - seems pretty straight forward to me Just a thought, does this mean that bloke off X Factor with gold teeth (I think) will be up for it - clearly he's memorable as I really cannot remember his name. You know the one, what's his name... ... reckon he'd be cheap too! madras
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3:09pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Lukeyboy says...

Madras.......

"When i say Britain, you say talent. Britains got talent its the DJ Talent"

Im sure he would be up for it..
Madras....... "When i say Britain, you say talent. Britains got talent its the DJ Talent" Im sure he would be up for it.. Lukeyboy
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8:22pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Beckenham Chris says...

You cannot polish a turd.
You cannot polish a turd. Beckenham Chris
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9:11pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

TheDukeWEWANTFOREMAN wrote:
Just to add I am speaking on behalf of many disappointed people
Get ya tongue outa Foremans arse hole will ya.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeWEWANTFOREMAN[/bold] wrote: Just to add I am speaking on behalf of many disappointed people[/p][/quote]Get ya tongue outa Foremans arse hole will ya. Gypo.Joe
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7:43am Tue 20 Nov 12

Beckenham Chris says...

Yeah Foreman is a quality actor who has not had his career affected by his gangster father. You can see the sheer quality of his work and acting ability in his outstanding work as the taxi driver in "Football Factory" His fantastic performance stole Danny Dyers Thunder.How he was overlooked for an Oscar for his moving portrayal of a blokey London cabbie is one of Cinemas great mysteries.
I am looking forward to his next role.After his death in Eastenders at Xmas he will be starring as the "Childcatcher" in a new "Gangsta version of Sh***y Sh***y Bang Bang !!
Yeah Foreman is a quality actor who has not had his career affected by his gangster father. You can see the sheer quality of his work and acting ability in his outstanding work as the taxi driver in "Football Factory" His fantastic performance stole Danny Dyers Thunder.How he was overlooked for an Oscar for his moving portrayal of a blokey London cabbie is one of Cinemas great mysteries. I am looking forward to his next role.After his death in Eastenders at Xmas he will be starring as the "Childcatcher" in a new "Gangsta version of Sh***y Sh***y Bang Bang !! Beckenham Chris
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9:04pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Bob Downondiss says...

Foreman is on the downward spiral. Its panto next fer him, a fat Widow Twanky dahn Bognor Regis Hipperdrome. ( if he's lucky )
Foreman is on the downward spiral. Its panto next fer him, a fat Widow Twanky dahn Bognor Regis Hipperdrome. ( if he's lucky ) Bob Downondiss
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