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Richard Blackwood rolls back the years by rapping on EastEnders

EastEnders fans were delighted to see a throwback to Richard Blackwood's past as a rapper.

The actor who plays Vincent Hubbard in the BBC1 soap had an earlier career in the music business, scoring a UK number three single with Mama Who Da Man in 2000.

In Thursday's episode of the programme, fans watched Blackwood's character Vincent showcase his rap skills when wife Kim (Tameka Empson) revealed that he had previously been a recording artist under the name Doctor Funk.

Vincent then trotted out some lines from his fictional hit You're Marvellous, which viewers said was the highlight of the programme.

One tweeted: "@RB_Official rapping on tonight's Eastenders has made my evening!"

Another added: "@RB_Official Loving the throwback rapping in Eastenders. I'm still a fan of your music too. Oooh we love you RB, who da man? You da man!"

Someone else wrote: "Richard Blackwood rapping is everything #eastenders."

But not everyone thought Blackwood should revive his music career.

One person tweeted: "No no Richard Blackwood, don't start all that nonsense again #Eastenders."

Blackwood released an album, You'll Love To Hate This, in 2000 which reached number 10 in the UK charts.

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