Sam Fender kisses Shaun Williamson after asking EastEnders’ actor to support gig
Sam Fender gave soap star Shaun Williamson an affectionate kiss on the cheek after asking the actor to join him on stage at his latest gig. Shaun, aka Barry from EastEnders, joined the Toon singing sensation on stage at the Truck festival in Oxfordshire where the unlikely duo sang together. The pair seemed to hit it off with Sam sporting a mask of the soap icon’s face before giving him a cuddle and peck on the cheek.
It’s not known if the pair knew each other previously or if Sam knew Shaun was going to be at the festival so decided to get him on stage. Shaun has taken to his Instagram stories to share some photos and clips from the night with one video showing the pair jumping around the stage together before singing. READ MORE: Sam Fender feared he’d never sing again after terrifying vocal cord haemorrhage
Sam planted a kiss on Shaun (Sachin Jethwa/REX/Shutterstock)
He also shared a separate post to his main page where a video showed the pair rocking out to Sam ‘s smash hit Getting Started.
Shaun captioned the post: “When @sam_fender asks you to join him on the main stage @truckfestival …” The former EastEnders star received multiple comments where his followers couldn’t believe the unlikely collab happened. One person wrote: “Can’t believe this!
Our favourites, together!” While a second said: “What a combo!” as a third commented: “Nice one matey.” Another wrote: “That’s ace x”
Shaun is best known for his role of Barry Evans in EastEnders which he played between 1994 and 2004, when he met a dramatic end.
Shaun is best known for his EastEnders stint (Sachin Jethwa/REX/Shutterstock)Shaun sang along to Sam’s biggest hits (Sachin Jethwa/REX/Shutterstock)
It all started to go wrong for Barry when he got in a relationship with scheming Janine Butcher, who sensed an opportunity to steal his money. Janine was under the impression Barry didn’t have long to live after a hospital mix up but when she found this wasn’t true, she took matters into her own hands. The pair headed off to Scotland to tie the knot shortly before the pair go on a walk in the Scottish Moors and Janine confesses she’s been lying the whole time.
Barry ends up begging Janine to stay with him and tried to hug her before she pushes him away and he stumbles over the edge of a cliff hitting his head and dying shortly after. Since leaving the soap, Shaun has gone on to range of other roles – including starring alongside Ricky Gervais in Extras. He is also known for his passion for singing and performs at private gigs and events.
Sam headlined at the festival (Sachin Jethwa/REX/Shutterstock)
Meanwhile music sensation Sam headlined at the Truck festival after it had a three year break due to coronavirus restrictions.
It is the festival’s 25th anniversary and is taking place in Steventon, Oxfordshire, with 25,000 people there. Other acts performing at the event include Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks, Sigrid, Kelis, and Eurovision hero Sam Ryder. The festival organisers described returning to Hill Farm after the hiatus as ‘truly emotional’.
In a statement Truck Festival said: “It was truly emotional yesterday to welcome so many festival-goers back for a Truck Festival three years in the making.
“Being together once again after so long has been brilliant to see, not only with the crowds gathered but also the whole team who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make Truck happen – some of those we haven’t seen in a number of years.”