EastEnders’ Jessie Wallace ‘SUSPENDED following on set incident’

It reportedly took place during filming

Jessie Wallace

by William Marriott |
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BBC bosses have allegedly SUSPENDED EastEnders' actress Jessie Wallace, after an "incident" broke out during filming for the soap.

It's been reported the 48-year-old, who plays Kat Slater, has been written out of the soap on a temporary basis until she is allowed to return.

Jessie Wallace as Kat Slater
Jessie Wallace as Kat Slater ©BBC

The Mirror reports after the alleged "incident" happened, an emergency meeting was called by the show's producers, where Jessie was apparently told she'd be suspended for two months.

A source told the publication, "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.”

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The week begins with Leo causing trouble on the market. After he spots Kat Moon and hurls abuse at her, she responds by exploding at him and ripping his stall to pieces.

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Kat, Kush Kazemi and Martin Fowler all calm down in The Vic but just as they're reassuring Whitney about the events that have occurred – Leo arrives.

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Leo is then stunned when the police arrive and take him away and Kat suggests they all celebrate the good news at the Prince Albert.

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Just as Whitney begins to relax on her night out, Leo arrives and things quickly get out of hand. Leo grabs Whitney but when Kush spots their scuffle he accidentally shoves Leo off the balcony…

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Everyone reels at the events that's occurred, but Martin and Kat are quick to cover a stunned Whitney and Kush. Whit races to Leo and soon after the paramedics arrive.

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Kush is left wracked with guilt but Kat is adamant that he keeps the truth from coming to light. Whitney is left horrified after learning an alarming truth – but what is it?

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Elsewhere on the Square, Sharon Mitchell couldn't be less than interested as Ian Beale revels in his Councillor win. After Shirley Carter interrupts them, Sharon is left distraught.

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Kathy pops in to check on Bobby but as tensions escalate between her and Sharon, Bobby is forced to intervene. It dawns on Kathy that her grandson is struggling at home so she decides to move back in – leaving Bobby elated. When Kathy is preoccupied, Sharon takes her house key and sneaks into the Mitchells…

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It's not long before Kathy catches her red handed and urges Sharon to learn from her own mistakes. Following a conversation with Bobby, Kathy decides to take matters into her own hands.

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Linda Carter's week doesn't get off to a great start when she overhears Mo Slater and Jean Slater gossiping about her.When it dawns on her that Mick hasn't stood up for her, she heads to the Prince Albert. Things spiral out of control and after hitting her head, Tina Carter refuses to serve Linda and warns Mick.

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Linda reassures her hubby that she doesn't need to go to rehab and even tells Mick she'll start rationing her drinks but temptation proves too much for her…

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The following day, Linda suggests a day out with Ollie and Mick to take her mind off having no alcohol but her good mood is short lived.At the end of the week, Mick worries when his wife is nowhere to be found – he's unaware that she's taken Ollie out of school for the day.

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Mick and Tina are left panicking but when Linda returns home and remains adamant that she's done nothing wrong, Mick is furious.

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Suki Panesar arrives in Walford and immediately makes an impression on Jean when she orders her sons about. It then becomes clear that Suki's main priority is to find Ash.

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However when Kheerat spots his mum approaching Ash's house, he quickly rushes over… Later, Ash and Suki come face to face but their reunion ends in disaster when Suki collapses.

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Suki then pleads with her daughter and tries to call a truce – leaving Ash conflicted.

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Kheerat is determined to find office space but when Suki persuades him to take an office nearby it quickly becomes clear that she's planning something.

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Ash and Suki begin to build bridges but Ash's suspicions rise when her mum's story doesn't add up. As Suki settles into Walford it soon becomes clear that she has an ulterior motive for her arrival and will go to any lengths to reunite her family.

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Tiffany Butcher panics when she receives a phone call from Walford Council who are looking for Ted Murray. She decides to lie and pretend she's Ted's wife.

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Keegan is left humiliated when his contract at Gray Atkins' office is terminated. When he arrives home, Tiff asks him and Patrick to help with her plan to fool the council.

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After Gray checks on Keegan, he confides in his wife about what's happened. Later on when he's alone, Keegan confides in Patrick.

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Iqra Ahmed tries to reason with Keegan but Vinny Ahmed's attitude ends up winding him up… At the end of the week, Keegan has a new lease of life and throws himself into work.

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Sheree Trueman is not impressed when Patrick suggests Isaac move in with them.

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Elsewhere Dotty Cotton impresses Shirley so much at The Arches that she bags herself a job.

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Jessie Wallace as Kat Slater ©BBC

The news of the suspension comes just weeks after Jessie allegedly ended her two year relationship with boyfriend Paul Keepin.

Jessie is said to have called it quits over the New Year, with a source telling The Sun, “Jessie and Paul recently ended things and have cut contact with each other.

"She is moving on and wants the New Year to be a fresh start when she will focus on work."

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“After a quiet Christmas with her daughter and her closest friends, she is knuckling down for 2020.”

Jessie first joined the BBC One soap in 2000. She was quick to establish her place within the Square, becoming one of the most famous soap characters of all time.

She left in 2005, reprised her role five years later in 2010, before leaving again in 2015 and returning in 2018.

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