Lurking … perv James Chalkley is visible standing behind soap stars Ross Kemp, right, and Letitia Dean
THIS is the sinister paedophile who lured boys on to the EastEnders set.
James Chalkley, circled above, lurks behind stars Letitia Dean and Ross Kemp in an episode on October 10, 1990. He was a market extra for five years
The Sun revealed how, with other ex-staff in a sex ring on the soap, he seduced young lads by promising them roles in the show.
He then carried out sick assaults on them, watched via peepholes by his fellow perverts. But Chalkley cheated justice by killing himself aged 83 last month as he faced a police quiz about the claims.
He and twin brother George were found dead at the flat they shared in the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola.
A police source said: “We’re treating it as a double suicide.” Spanish cops had been told about the allegations against Chalkley and he admitted his sordid past — which involved a 1970s jail term for abusing a teenage boy.
He revealed he was chosen as an EastEnders extra despite his paedophile history with NO background checks.
Chalkley finally fled Britain when the soap’s sex ring revelations emerged.
It is not alleged that senior show staff or past cast members were suspects or knew of any illegal activities.
By STEPHEN MOYES