EastEnders, Harry Potter… and quiz shows with Simon Cowell: Paul Wilder on his varied career as a TV extra

Paul Wilder on his varied career as a TV extra

The 'background artist': appearing soon on a TV near you

Monday, July 25, 2016

TV extra, or rather 'background artist', Paul Wilder has appeared in everything from EastEnders and The Bill to Blankety Blank and the Bourne Ultimatum and he gave listeners a fascinating rundown of his his career – including appearing on quiz show Sale of the Century with X-Factor boss Simon Cowell. 

Wilder told Bob Mills all about his appearances on Big Brother's Bit On The Side and The Xtra Factor as well as discussing walk-ons, wet money and playing a corpse.

Listen to the full interview above

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