Eddie Hunter
Eddie Hunter
Portrayed by Simon Henderson
First Appearance 19 June 1986
Last Appearance 15 January 1987
Occupation Musician
Eddie Hunter made his first appearance on 19 June 1986. He is portrayed by Simon Henderson.


Eddie is a flamboyantly dressed friend of Simon Wicks and he is first seen in Albert Square in June 1986. Eddie and Simon were part of a band, and before Simon came to Walford, he had borrowed money from loan sharks and was left owing them huge amounts of money that he couldn't pay back.

Eddie was happy to leave Simon with the debt and disappeared to work as a redcoat in Clacton, so the band dissolved. However, when the debts are finally repaid, Simon decides to regroup and he contacts Eddie to rejoin the band.

The reformed group, known as "The Banned", consist of Simon, Eddie, Kelvin Carpenter, Sharon Watts, Ian Beale and Harry Reynolds. Eddie is the lead guitarist.

The Banned take part in a competition for a music contract, but Harry, who is a political activist, sabotages their performance and they end up being booed off stage. The Banned split up after this and Eddie disappears. His last appearance is in January 1987 when he attends Kelvin's eighteenth birthday party

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