Can you name a Walford duo more iconic than EastEnders‘ Shirley Carter and Heather Trott?
For five years, the two best friends provided much-needed comedic relief in Albert Square before Heather was sadly killed by Ben Mitchell in 2012.
But while Shirley and Heather are no longer together onscreen, actress Linda Henry, who plays Shirley, has revealed that she is still going on vacation with her former co-star Cheryl Fergison.
Talk on EastEnders: Secrets of the place, Linda said, “I broke my heart when they got rid of Cheryl.
“We still see each other, we go on vacation together, every day was a great day at work with her.
Earlier this month, Cheryl opened up about the difficulties she had encountered finding work after playing Heather EastEnders.
“Heather is hard to shake,” she said. “I had fairy parties when I left EastEnders in pantos because Heather was adorable and sweet.
“I’m just asking the casting directors for a little imagination. “
Meanwhile, Linda teased a new big storyline for Shirley when EastEnders returns to screens next month.
“I can give you a clue as to what’s going to happen with Shirley.” The past comes out and bites her butt, ”Linda said.
Her co-star Luisa Bradshaw-White, who plays Tina Carter, added that it was a “really, really great script.”
“I only found out about 10 minutes ago,” said Luisa, before adding, “We’re really excited about it. “
EastEnders: Secrets of the Place continues next Tuesday (September 1) at 7:30 p.m. on BBC One.
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