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EastEnders star Jessie Wallace is 'SUSPENDED from the BBC soap after an incident during filming'


EastEnders star Jessie Wallace is ‘SUSPENDED from the BBC soap after an incident during filming and ordered to sort herself out by bosses’

  • EastEnders declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline 

Jessie Wallace has reportedly been suspended from EastEnders after an alleged incident during filming.

According to a report, the actress, who has played fiery Kat Slater on and off for nearly two decades, will be temporarily written out of upcoming storylines after her behaviour was called into question.

A source has revealed that the soap star, 48, was hauled into a crisis meeting with show bosses who suspended her for two months, ordering her to ‘sort herself out’ before returning. 

Suspended? Jessie Wallace, 48, has reportedly been suspended from EastEnders after an alleged incident during filming (pictured recently on set)

Suspended? Jessie Wallace, 48, has reportedly been suspended from EastEnders after an alleged incident during filming (pictured recently on set)

According to Mirror Online, the insider said: ‘Bosses were left with no choice but to discipline her. During the meeting she was told to sort herself out before returning to work.

‘Scriptwriters are currently coming up with a storyline to explain Kat’s temporary exit from Walford.’

Series chiefs were relieved that Jessie, 48, had already filmed her scenes on the River Thames for the soap’s 35th Anniversary Special on February 19. 

The source said: ‘Thankfully all of the episodes she appears in on the boat along the Thames have been shot, so her suspension didn’t cause any chaos to the soap’s big birthday week. 

Written out? According to a report, the actress will be temporarily written out of upcoming storylines

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Written out? According to a report, the actress will be temporarily written out of upcoming storylines

Iconic role: Jessie has played Kat Slater on and off for nearly two decades

 Iconic role: Jessie has played Kat Slater on and off for nearly two decades

Crisis! A source revealed that the soap star was hauled into a crisis meeting with show bosses who suspended her for two months, ordering her to 'sort herself out' before returning

 Crisis! A source revealed that the soap star was hauled into a crisis meeting with show bosses who suspended her for two months, ordering her to ‘sort herself out’ before returning

The insider also claimed that Jessie won’t be included in celebrations held behind the scenes. 

EastEnders declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.

MailOnline has contacted Jessie Wallace’s representatives for comment. 

Jessie previously hit disciplinary trouble when she arrived ‘drunk’ at the British Soap Awards in June 2018. 

At work: The actress was pictured filming scenes recently, prior to her alleged suspension

At work: The actress was pictured filming scenes recently, prior to her alleged suspension

At work: The actress was pictured filming scenes recently, prior to her alleged suspension

Unfortunate: In June 2018, the soap star hit headlines after organisers of the British Soap Awards deemed her 'too drunk' to appear at the glitzy annual event (Pictured in November)

Unfortunate: In June 2018, the soap star hit headlines after organisers of the British Soap Awards deemed her ‘too drunk’ to appear at the glitzy annual event (Pictured in November)

She was ‘ordered home’ and left before the ceremony held at The Lowry in Salford had started. 

An insider told The Sun: ‘Jessie was an absolute mess last year. She completely over-cooked it at the pre-drinks and had to be sent home.’ 

Jessie’s ‘inebriated’ state prompted fears that she could be returning to the hard-partying ways that almost derailed her career in the mid-2000’s.

Awkward: The actress was 'ordered home' for being 'too drunk' back in June 2018 (pictured on the way to the show with a pal)

Awkward: The actress was ‘ordered home’ for being ‘too drunk’ back in June 2018 (pictured on the way to the show with a pal)

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Troubled: In 2003 the actress was banned from the road for three years and fined £1,000 for drink driving (pictured leaving Southend-on-Sea Magistrates Court, Essex in November 2003)

Troubled: In 2003 the actress was banned from the road for three years and fined £1,000 for drink driving (pictured leaving Southend-on-Sea Magistrates Court, Essex in November 2003)

In 2003 the actress was banned from the road for three years and fined £1,000 for drink driving.

She was one and a half times over the drink drive limit after her Mercedes was stopped by police officers in Chelmsford.

The Enfield native was previously banned from the road for 15 months some five-years earlier for failing to take a breathalyzer test.

In video footage filmed by a passer by the actress appeared to collapse in the street during a night out in Soho in March. 

Long-running stint: Jessie is best known for her role as fiery Kat Slater on BBC soap EastEnders (pictured with Davood Ghadami, Lacey Turner and James Bye)

Long-running stint: Jessie is best known for her role as fiery Kat Slater on BBC soap EastEnders (pictured with Davood Ghadami, Lacey Turner and James Bye)



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