EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace reportedly launched into co-star Letitia Dean during an on-set bust up.
17:08 05 June 2005
EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace reportedly launched into co-star Letitia Dean during an on-set bust-up.
The pair clashed as Letitia, who plays Sharon Watts, returned to Albert Square for her first week back in the TV soap, claims the Sunday Mirror.
A show insider told the paper Jessie branded EastEnders veteran Letitia "Princess Tippy Toes" during the row, which reportedly took place during a break in filming.
Striking out to mark her territory as wannabe queen of the East End, the actress reportedly snapped at Letitia and told co-star Nigel Harman she was going to "get back" the Queen Vic, the soap's famous watering hole.
The source claimed that Jessie, 33, is feeling the strain of her recent break-up with former partner Dave Morgan, 29 and fears her character Kat Slater may lose out on the soap's big storylines when her on-screen husband, Alfie (Shane Richie), leaves the show.
"Jessie is trying to put on a brave face but she is on a real downer," the unnamed source told the Sunday Mirror.
"Her ex-fiance betrayed her. And to top it off Letitia is back enjoying the big storylines and she's very concerned about where her character Kat is going when Alfie goes."
Now the actress has reportedly told EastEnders bosses that she wants a role in the planned big wedding storyline which will see Sharon Watts marry her "half-brother" Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman).
"She made her feelings clear to bosses when she was told about the big wedding they've lined up for Sharon and Dennis," said the insider.
"She has told them she wants her character Kat to be involved in a tug-of-war between Sharon and Dennis."