Shane Ritchie seems to be on the go, non stop in TV's EastEnders, hosting game shows, stand up comedy, celebrity appearances, musicals, pantomimes and appearing in gigs with his band, The Preludes. Shane always knew he would be a star and he started his career when he was still in school.
From amateur dramatics he got a job touring with a rep company, gaining valuable experience. He saw an advert for Blue Coats at Pontins Holiday Camp and even though he was under age at sixteen, he applied, lying about his age, and got the job. In 1997, Shane did a video for ITV, celebrating 60 years of holiday camp entertainment, called, "Wakey, Wakey, Rise and Shane." which was very well received. He went on the road again only this time doing stand up comedy, starring alongside Lenny Henry.
Shane was eventually spotted by an agent and producer called Barry Dye and was managed by Barry for many years. After appearing in the musical Grease, Shane had a passion that would not be satisfied until he had written his own musical. He co - wrote Boogie Nights which was a hit, and he toured for three years with it.
Shane broke into the TV soap, Eastenders in 2002, when a character was created for him, Alfie Moon. He has won several television awards for his portrayal of this loveable rogue, and he has collected a new wave of fans, worldwide, for Alfie Moon.