Monday, August 30, 2021

Martin Delaney Reveals Campbell Morrison Was Originally Cast as Eddie on 'Renford Rejects'

Actor Martin Delaney, known for playing Jason Summerbee in Renford Rejects, recently revealed a bit of trivia about Nickelodeon UK's beloved football-themed comedy series!

Courtesy of Postcards from Planet Nickelodeon.

In the series, Alex Norton (Two Doors Down) plays Eddie McAvoy, the owner of the local cafe "Graceland" where the Rejects hang out. However, Eddie was originally going to be portrayed by a different actor!

In the original pilot episode of Renford Rejects, Eddie was played by late Scottish actor Campbell Morrison (Eldorado, EastEnders, Jeeves & Wooster, Dream Team) - and you can even get to see Morrison in the very first episode of Renford Rejects! At the end of "One For The Guys", after the newly-formed Rejects win their first game against the Razors, a "random" man runs onto the pitch to celebrate with the team, who so happens to be Morrison!

Sadly, Morrison passed away on January 10, 2008, aged 55.

At the moment, there's no way to re-watch Renford Rejects. Nick UK & Ireland used to air reruns during the early hours, but these have stopped. The show has never been released on DVD - although fans would love a DVD set! The series is currently not available on streaming services like Netflix or Amazon, however, hopefully when Paramount+ launched in the U.K. in 2022, the service will include Renford Rejects in its programming library.

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