Darren Day: 'Celebrity Big Brother changed my life'
Darren Day thinks 'Celebrity Big Brother' has changed his life.
The 48-year-old actor has found himself struggling to get screen work for the past decade due to his womanising ways and addiction to alcohol, but he believes appearing in the famous abode in January has saved his career and reputation.
Speaking on 'Loose Women' on Monday (10.10.16), he said: "'Big Brother' changed my life. So many opportunities have come up and I haven't been this busy for 10 years."
The theatre star is hoping to bag a bad boy role in the popular long-running soap 'EastEnders' but, for now, is currently starring in the new film 'White Island', in which he plays Rik Searle.
He also has another movie coming up next year, although details are yet to be announced, and has just agreed to portray Teen Angel in the stage production of 'Grease' around the UK.
Taking to his Twitter account after the lunchtime show, he said: "I'm very happy to announce that I'll be playing the role of Teen Angel for the first 2 months on the new UK tour of Grease next year Xx ... For everyone who's asking...I'm doing Manchester, Liverpool, Southend, Oxford and Wimbledon on the new UK Grease tour next year Xx (sic)"
Despite his clean approach in the 'CBB' house earlier this year, many people thought Darren's success would push him off the wagon again, but his wife Stephanie Dooley, with whom he has children Madison and Dalton, knew he'd stay on the right track.
She said recently: "I'm 100 per cent sure he wouldn't go off the rails. He better not let me down now. He's got family He's got support, he's got his children, he's got everything."
Stephanie also has son Jordan from a previous relationship, while Darren has son Corey with actress Suzanne Shaw.