Former EastEnders star Shane Richie reveals he’s planning to adopt with wife Christie Goddard

Former EastEnders star Shane Richie has revealed he’s planning to adopt a child with wife Christie Goddard.

The TV celeb opened up about his plans to add to his brood, revealing he and his wife have been talking about the possibility of adopting a baby.

‘We’re talking about adopting. We may go down the foster route, which means we can get any age. Because my children are six, nine and 11 we might get a baby,’ he told The Sun.

‘Although we could have more children I think it’s because we can have children that we think “why don’t we?”‘

The pair already have three children together – daughters Lolita and Romani, and son Mackenzie.

Shane is also a father to Shane Roche Jr, 28, and Jake Roche, 25, from his marriage to Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan.

Shane and Christie already have three children together

Shane, who’s best known for having played pub landlord Alfie Moon in the BBC One soap, previously spoken about wanting to adopt in 2011, not long after becoming a dad for the fifth time.

Speaking to HELLO! at the time, Shane said: ‘We certainly would do it. We were talking about looking into it at Christmas so we can spend some quality time with Romani this summer.

‘We know we’ll have to jump through hoops, but it’s something we are serious about, so we are going to get someone round from the local council to talk through what we have to do. There’s enough love in this house and enough room and I think we could give a kid a chance who may not necessarily otherwise get a chance. We are definitely up for it.’

His wife Christie also weighed in, adding that she loves being a mother: ‘I would love more kids. Motherhood is everything I dreamt it would be. All I wanted was to be married and to have children and to be happy – I couldn’t ask for anything more. We have talked about adopting, so we will see.’