Shane Richie reveals plans to adopt baby with wife Christie Goddard as he ditches acting for life as a musician

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EASTENDERS star Shane Richie wants to have a sixth child — and plans to adopt.

The 53-year-old star has admitted that he is currently talking with his wife Christie Goddard about making his family a little bigger as their own children grow up.

 Shane has revealed his plans to expand his family with his wife

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Shane has revealed his plans to expand his family with his wife

He admitted: “We’re talking about adopting.

“We may go down the foster route, which means we can get any age. Because my children are six, nine and 11 we might get a baby. You dunno.

“Although we could have more children I think it’s ’cos we can have children that we think ‘why don’t we?’”

Eastenders star Shane already has three children with Christie – daughters Lolita, 9, and Romani, 6, and son Mackenzie, 11.

He also has Shane Roche Jr, 28, and Jake Roche, 25, from his marriage to Coleen Nolan.

Speaking about his work/life balance after decades in the spotlight, she said: “First and foremost I’m a dad, my most important job. I taught them at an early age there is a big difference between fame and success.

 Christie and Shane have three children together

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Christie and Shane have three children together
 Shane also has two sons with ex-wife Coleen Nolan

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Shane also has two sons with ex-wife Coleen Nolan

“I did my first TV show at 17 and someone called me a celebrity, it was a badge of honour. To be called a celebrity now feels like a dirty word.”

Shane is now releasing a country album, titled A Country Soul, after stepping away from life as an actor and returning to his musical background.

 The star is now looking to forge a music career with a new album out later this year

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The star is now looking to forge a music career with a new album out later this year

He previously released albums in 1997 and 2000 but both failed to chart. In 2003 his Children In Need cover version of Wham’s I’m Your Man got to No2.

The TV favourite, who played Alfie Moon on Eastenders and spin-off show Redwater, is even making a bold bid to rival Shania Twain.

 Shane is turning his back on his time as an actor after a brief return to character Alfie Moon

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Shane is turning his back on his time as an actor after a brief return to character Alfie Moon

He revealed: “I’ve always been a huge fan of new country.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to record this album. I can’t wait to share my music.”

Shane Richie sings Santa Claus is Coming to Town in EastEnders Christmas special

He and Jessie Wallace, 45, who played Kat Slater in EastEnders, recently starred in Redwater, a spin-off of the soap.

But the first six-part series, which saw the couple travel to Ireland to find Kat’s long-lost son, got the chop after disappointing ratings.


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