EASTENDERS star James Bye has raised £5,000 for a Basingstoke hospice after taking part in The Wall.

Last night (December 23) The Christmas special of The Wall aired on BBC one, which saw James (Martin Fowler) take part alongside fellow soap star Maddy Hill, who plays Nancy Carter in EastEnders.

The acting star managed to raise £5,000 for St Michaels Hospice in a dramatic show, which saw the pair lose all the money they had banked.

Ahead of the show, James informed residents that the game is a dramatic watch.

He said: “The Wall Xmas special tonight BBC1 at 7.15 with the amazing @maddyhill90 and of course your unmistakable host @officialdannydyer

“Yes, ANOTHER game show post (where did that come from). This was special for me, not only was it the best of fun (mainly thanks to you Dan for looking after us)but I also got to share the screen with my beautiful wife @lady_vbye to cheer us on.

"More importantly we also were able to support some amazing charities.

“I chose to support an incredible small charity in the heart of my childhood town Basingstoke- @friendsofstmichaelshospice.

“So come and have a watch and see how Maddy and I got on.


Danny Dyer came to their rescue as the show did not let the pair go home with nothing, giving them £5,000 for their chosen charities.

The Wall is a British television series hosted by Danny Dyer, with a four-storey tall pegboard.

The bottom of the board is divided into 15 slots marked with various pound sterling amounts, some of which increase as the game progresses. Seven numbered "drop zones" are centred at the top of the board, from which balls can be dropped into play.

Green balls dropped on the board will add to the team's bank, while red balls dropped on the board will subtract from it. 

The hospice thanked the EastEnders actor for choosing to raise money for them.

On Instagram, they said: “Look out for @bbcthewall vs @bbceastenders Christmas Special tonight on BBC1 at 7.15pm where Basingstoke's own @jimmybye, aka Martin Fowler, will be trying to win money for his chosen charity - St. Michael's Hospice.

"We can't wait to see him take on #thewall and fingers crossed he's a winner!!! Thank you so much to James for choosing to support our Hospice.”