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Livingstone 'rejected' by EastEnders

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has told BBC Radio 5 live that he was refused permission to appear on EastEnders to promote a recycling campaign when he was still mayor.

The current mayor, Boris Johnson, had a cameo role in the show on Thursday in which he ordered a drink in the Queen Vic.

The executive producer of EastEnders, Diederick Santer, said Boris Johnson's appearance was not political and purely for entertainment.

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