Ernie Mears
Portrayed by Ken Wynne
Gender Male Male
First Appearance 6 July 1985
Last Appearance 15 August 1985
Duration 1985
Status Single
Occupation Boxing Coach
Ernie Mears made his first appearance 6 July 1985. He is portrayed by Ken Wynne.


Ernie wooed Ethel Skinner during the Second World War but after she married his good friend William Skinner, he disappeared from their lives. Many years later, Ernie confessed to Ethel that he fled because he feared that he would either go insane being around an unobtainable Ethel, or that they would do something to hurt William if their association had continued.

When Ian Beale became interested in learning to boxing in July 1985, Ethel joined him on his first trip to the gym, as boxing was her favourite sport. Ian's boxing coach, a retired light heavyweight champion, turned out to be Ernie, who at first thought Ethel was Ian's mum.

Upon learning that it was Ethel and that she was now widowed, Ernie asked her on a date and a few weeks later asked her to marry him. However, the offer was conditional. Ernie was allergic to dogs and Willy the pug, Ethel's constant companion for the past 9 years, would have to go. Ethel seriously considered Ernie's offer but gently declined. After which Ernie departed broken hearted again. His last appearance was on the 15 August 1985.

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