Here’s where you’ve seen EastEnders’ Pastor Clayton before from The Office to various soap roles

Pastor Clayton looking serious in the community centre in EastEnders

Saddler has appeared in a variety of roles (Picture: BBC)

Howard Saddler is currently starring as creepy Pastor Clayton in EastEnders, but he has a wealth of other roles under his belt.

The twisted church leader first arrived in the BBC soap in December, and in recent weeks has been embroiled in a huge storyline that has seen him make sexual advances on beloved Albert Square stalwart Yolande Trueman (Angela Wynter).

Meeting her at the community centre, rumours began to fly amongst the parishioners who believed there was more to their relationship than initially met the eye.

Shutting down the gossip, she lashed out at ringleader Agatha (Chloe Okora) and The Pastor assured her that there wasn’t anything to worry about.

What has Pastor Clayton done to Yolande in EastEnders?

His behaviour towards Yolande has been concerning (Picture: BBC)

In stomach churning scenes, Clayton pulled Yolande in for an embrace but slowly moved his hands to the base of her back.

Earlier in the week, he placed his hand on her thigh and when she questioned his motives, he implied that she was misreading the situation and was twisting his actions to imply an attraction.

In upcoming scenes he will employ his wife to take over Yolande’s responsibilities in their charity work which devastates her.

Where have we seen actor Howard Saddler before?

Howard (back right) was in The Office (Picture: BBC)

Before he arrived in Walford, actor Howard Saddler was no stranger to our screens.

According to IMDb, his first credited role was as a paramedic in ITV continuing drama The Bill in 1993, returning to Sun Hill police station seven years later in a separate part.

He then appeared as DC Chambers in two series of Children’s BBC soap opera Grange Hill in 1995.

Returning to kids TV in 2001, he played an estate agent in supernatural series Ghost Hunter.

He played Oliver in the Ricky Gervais comedy (Picture: BBC)

He also starred as Oliver in hit Ricky Gervais comedy The Office.

Following this he joined the cast of much missed Channel 5 show Family Affairs, which was set in the fictional London suburb of Charnam, appearing as Les Boulter for two years.

Throughout his career he’s appeared in a number of soaps, including Doctors and Holby City.

Has Howard Saddler appeared in EastEnders before?

Howard played Dr Daniel Rodford (Picture: BBC)

In December 2002, he made a guest appearance as a separate character that is worlds away from his role as Gideon Clayton.

When Jamie Mitchell (Jack Ryder) was rushed to hospital after being hit by Martin Fowler’s (then James Alexandrou) car, Howard’s character Dr Daniel Rodford was the one who treated him.

It proved to be one of EastEnders most memorable storylines, as the incident resulted in Jamie’s death.

Having thought he’d fathered Sonia Jackson’s baby Rebecca, she was devastated to learn that she was in fact the daughter of Martin (whom Sonia had been sleeping with before Jamie).

Despite their troubles the pair reconciled – but before they could get married, Martin …read more

Source:: Metro


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