Real life to mirror soap life for Rita Simons in ‘Beyond Walford’

EastEnders star Rita Simons is to take over a real pub in the East End as part of a new BBC Three show.

Beyond Walford will see the actress act in a managerial capacity at the bar for one week, will Rita find the experience plain-sailing or will she be more than happy to hand the reins back? Fans will have to tune in to find out.

“It’s been an insight seeing what it’s like to run a real pub.


“I just hope I don’t get carried away and start barring people – as Roxy does.” – Rita Simons

Rita’s Walford alter-ego, Roxy Mitchell has been a barmaid at both the Queen Vic and club R&R, while also owning both at various times.

Beyond Walford will air later this year.