PODCAST – Former Eastender Chris Parker and his frustration with A-Level obsession
After spending his 20s as an actor, rising to fame in Eastenders and Strictly Come Dancing (see below), Chris Parker decided he wanted to get serious and become a lawyer….
So he enrolled in a law degree at Birkbeck College, University of London, continued working doing TV presenting and voice-over work, and is set to graduate next year. But Parker has a problem. Because he got into acting young, he doesn’t have any A-levels. And we all know how beloved A-Levels are to law firms as a way of sifting TC applications.
Having scored high grades in his degree modules so far, Parker shares his frustration on the A-Level issue with solicitor Kevin Poulter and Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge (the trio are pictured below), before helping them understand the current trend for celebs to become lawyers…