He is a fun loving individual, who does not take life too seriously, he has a penchant for loud music and an eye for the ladies. Lenny is first seen in Walford in May Lenny has a keen interest in speedway motorbike racing , and takes Ricky Butcher Sid Owen along with him on one occasion. Ricky turns out to be quite a skilled racer and Lenny is soon persuading him to take up speedway racing professionally so he can be his manager, he is sacked shortly after when Ricky's wife Bianca Patsy Palmer decides to take over the job in his place.
The house is situated next to Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt 's and they manage to make an enemy of him by continually playing their music extremely loudly in the evening, and they also operate a pirate radio station from the premises for a while.
As well as his bar work, Lenny is also hired as a cab driver by Barry Evans Shaun Williamson in Lenny spends most of his time drinking , playing poker and throwing parties. Lenny is also a womaniser , and he takes an immediate shine to Bianca Jackson Patsy Palmer. He constantly pursues her and even though she is dating Ricky Butcher Sid Owen at the time, they have a one-night stand , which results in a pregnancy scare.
Lenny is mortified at the idea of being a father, but it turns out to be a false alarm. Bianca opts not to tell Ricky about her infidelity , and marries him instead. After the Cobra Club closes following a police raid, Lenny loses his job and both he and Huw are unable to pay their rent on time. Mark and Ruth decide to ask them to vacate the property , but they refuse and claim squatters' rights instead, although it is initially Huw's idea to claim squatters' rights, when Barry Evans offers him a room at his flat, he jumps at the chance and leaves Lenny alone.
Lenny is furious, but as it is now just him in the house, Mark and Ruth decide to let him stay on as a lodger and they move back in, he stays with them for several months until he patches up his differences with Huw and they both then decide to squat in one of the flats at 47 Albert Square. Lenny has a keen interest in speedway motorbike racing , and takes Ricky Butcher along with him on one occasion. Ricky turns out to be quite a skilled racer and Lenny is soon persuading him to take up speedway racing professionally so he can be his manager, he is sacked shortly after when Ricky's wife Bianca decides to take over the job in his place.
In Lenny's womanising catches up with him when his ex-girlfriend, Alice, arrives in Walford with the news that she has tested positive for the sexually transmitted disease , Hepatitis B , she fears that he may also be carrying the disease and instructs him to get tested.
Robbie Jackson Dean Gaffney overhears their conversation, and immediately informs his sister, Bianca. Bianca is mortified, thinking that her prior tryst with Lenny has put her at risk, this leads to Bianca admitting to Ricky that she had sex with Lenny years earlier, and this puts their relationship under severe strain.
With everyone on the Square turning against him, Lenny feels isolated and depressed, however Huw is supportive and to Lenny's relief, his test results for Hepatitis B are negative. Gianni is aware of Lenny's womanising past, and refuses to allow Teresa to see Lenny. After Huw leaves Walford in April , Lenny remains behind working at the e Shortly after, Lenny is offered work in a West End club, so he decides to take the offer and leaves Walford in July His relationship with the bisexual character Tony Hills Mark Homer featured a gay kiss that caused controversy in the UK; numerous complaints were made because of its broadcasting.
Simon remained in the serial until , at which time it was mutually agreed between Lynford and executive producer Matthew Robinson , that the character had run its course, the character is given a happy ending, reuniting with his former boyfriend Tony to travel Europe. Lynford has suggested that he and the writers of EastEnders intended to portray Simon as a "perfectly normal" young gay man who would entertain and educate and for whom sexuality was "no big deal".
Frankie's arrival in June is part of a storyline that breaks up the marriage of the characters Alan and Carol Jackson Howard Antony and Lindsey Coulson. Off-screen it was reported that Syan Blake and the producers of EastEnders had decided to write the character out of the serial, as the actress was receiving death threats from angry fans that could not separate fact from fiction, and blamed Blake for her character's home-wrecking, the official EastEnders book Who's Who states that Frankie "had a carnivorous approach to relationships, hunting down her quarry, devouring her victim in two gulps and then moving onto the next kill.