EastEnders actor ‘Nasty Nick’ meets fans at The Liberty for book signing

PUBLISHED: 12:05 10 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:22 10 August 2016

'Nasty Nick' meets young fan Lily Eden Picture: The Liberty shopping centre

'Nasty Nick' meets young fan Lily Eden Picture: The Liberty shopping centre


Soap fans flocked to The Liberty shopping centre at the weekend to meet infamous Eastenders bad boy “Nasty Nick” Cotton.

Singer and actor John Altman signed copies of his latest autobiography In the Nick of time, outside WH Smith where fans Andrew Sanderson and Dorita Mueller, from Romford, were the first in the queue.

Dorita said: “I love meeting soap stars and am a big Eastenders fan, so it was lovely to have a little chat with him.

“He was very friendly, not at all like his “Nasty Nick” character!”

Following the signing, John said: “I’ve been to Romford before, so it’s really great to be back.

“I started my career at the very bottom – working backstage, loading trucks and sweeping the stage.

“I’ve now been acting for 40 years, since 1976, and it’s still brilliant meeting fans.

“When you’ve worked your way from the bottom up, you never stop appreciating people turning out for you.”

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at The Liberty, said: “John was a fantastic guest to have at The Liberty and he certainly gave fans a real treat.”

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