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Chris Parker joins Gala TV this summer


Ex-EastEnder and Strictly Come Dancing star, Chris Parker, will be joining Gala TV from Friday, 5 June 2009.

During his first month, Chris who is best known for his role alongside Shane Richie as Spencer Moon in EastEnders, will launch ’Soap Star Bingo’ - an exclusive new show on the popular live bingo channel.

Each week a different soap star will join Chris on the Friday evening show, which will be broadcast throughout June between 8-9pm on Sky and Freesat channel 861 as well as webstreamed on the Gala Bingo website.

During the unique live studio-based show that offers a high level of viewer interaction, players will get the chance to find out a bit more about the stars by emailing and texting in their questions. The hour-long show will also feature a special ’soap-themed’ bingo game that will be called each week by Chris’ surprise guest.

“I love bingo and live television so I’m really looking forward to becoming part of the whole Gala TV community and interacting with the players,” said Chris. “I have enjoyed presenting on shows such as This Morning, MTV, CD:UK and my live movie show in LA. I am currently presenting E24 for BBC News but Gala TV is a very different ball game (quite literally)”

Paul Tremain, director of programmes for Gala TV, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Chris to the team. He is a true professional with bags of enthusiasm. I know he’ll be a real hit with our viewers.”

Gala TV viewers can play a variety of bingo through the webstream on or by simply using their Sky remote control red button. Gala TV broadcasts 24 hours a day. AutoBingo is available throughout the day with live bingo running from 6pm to 2am.

Notes to editors

About Gala TV:
Gala TV awards 200,000 winners a year and gives away approximately £20,000 each night in prize money. Gala TV is owned and operated by the Gala (Alderney) Limited a subsidiary of Gala Coral Group.

For further information please contact:
Lesley Hall
Gala Coral Group
Eurobet House
10-24 Church Street West
GU21 6HT


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