Who is Shaun Williamson? Everything you need to know about the EastEnders star and Celebrity Big Brother 2017 housemate

This CBB contestant does an excellent Meat Loaf impression         

Introducing Shaun Williamson, aka the artist formerly known as Barry Evans from EastEnders and a contestant on 2017's Celebrity Big Brother.

From 1994 to 2004, the British actor played the hapless son of car dealer Roy Evans, who moved to Albert Square when his dad took up with Pat Butcher.

But Baz breathed his last when his wicked wife-of-five-minutes, Janine Butcher, pushed him off a cliff in Scotland.

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Going, going...
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Gone
Shaun Williamson from Eastenders as Meat Loaf(Image: Rex)
He played Meat Loaf in a Stars In Their Eyes 2004 special

He went on to play an jobless, unemployable version of himself in Extras, starring alongside the series' creators, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2017

  • Celebrity Big Brother Eye 2017

Spending the next decade flitting between TV and stage work, Shaun admits he has no regrets about leaving his soap roots behind.

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He's bringing Barry back
EastEnders Barry on nearly crashing car while Michelle Collins was pregnant(Image: ITV)
EastEnders Barry on nearly crashing car while Michelle Collins was pregnant

"I don't miss EastEnders at all - I haven't since the day I left. When Barry played an evil s**t it was great, but I wouldn't go back to playing a loser again, otherwise I might as well have stayed," he previously shared.

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CBB contestants 2017

  • Derek Acorah at the Brook Theatre in Soham
  • Shaun Williamson

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CBB contestants 2017

  • Derek Acorah at the Brook Theatre in Soham
  • Shaun Williamson
CBB contestants 2017

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CBB contestants 2017

  • Derek Acorah at the Brook Theatre in Soham
  • Shaun Williamson

Shaun, 51, has been married to wife Melanie Williamson since 1997, and the couple are parents to children Sophie and Joseph.

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