Why this Eastenders star was spotted filming in Sheffield city centre at the weekend

Sam Gittins in Sheffield - Picture: Michelle Varley
Sam Gittins in Sheffield - Picture: Michelle Varley
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Celebrity sightings have become something of a normality in Sheffield recently.

Doctor Who fans flocked to Park Hill flats in February as Jodie Whittaker and Bradley Walsh were seen filming for the new season.

Sam and Michelle - picture: Michelle Varley

Sam and Michelle - picture: Michelle Varley

In November, crews were spotted filming on Hunter House Road and Ecclesall Road while actor and TV presenter Walsh was spotted at Sheffield Railway Station.

And there was even more filming taking place in Sheffield over the scorching Bank Holiday weekend, this time for a new film called Break.

Lucky residents spotted the cameras on Tudor Square as well as a former Eastenders star.

Sam Gittins, who plays Wayne 'Moose' Parker in the long running soap, was spotted on the square with the 25-year-old set to take on the role of Spencer Pryde in the film.

Sam Gittins in Sheffield - Picture: Michelle Varley

Sam Gittins in Sheffield - Picture: Michelle Varley

Gittins' character Pryde is a gifted snooker player who falls into petty crime before seeking sanctuary in the local snooker hall when events spiral out of control.

The filming coincided with the World Snooker Championships at the Crucible which saw Mark Williams beat John Higgins to clinch his third title.

Gittins has also appeared in The Smoke, Obey, Ripper Street and Call the Midwife.