Clair Norris' dog dies
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 April 2021
'EastEnders' actress Clair Norris' dog Lucie has sadly died
Clair Norris' dog has died.
The 'EastEnders' actress – who plays Bernadette Taylor in the BBC One soap – has been left "heart-broken" after her pet pooch Lucie passed away on Tuesday (06.04.21).
She wrote on Instagram: "My Little Lucie Locket ~ 06.04.21
11 & A Half Years You’ve Watched Me Grow From A Young Girl To A Woman Being By My Side Every Step Of The Way. We Made A Heartbreaking Decision, But We Know It’s Time For You To Run Free, Chasing Endless ButterFlies & Pigeons & Lots Of Treats!
I Miss You Already (sic)"
Clair was inundated with support from her 'EastEnders' co-stars past and present.
Gurlaine Kaur Garcha (Ash Panesar) wrote: "so hard losing your doggie. sending you all my love (sic)"
Luisa Bradshaw-White – who previously played Tina Carter in the soap – posted: "I’m so sorry darling."
Maisie Smith (Tiffany Butcher-Baker) shared: "Sending you so much love Clair"
It comes as Clair is currently playing out a pooch plot in 'EastEnders'.
The Taylor family recently found a dog who appeared to be abandoned and they adopted the canine, naming him Banjo.
However, they soon realised the four-legged friend was someone's missing mutt called Ziggy, who was returned to his owner Molly.
Clair first appeared as Bernie in June 2017, and the actress previously admitted she was "in awe" of Jake Wood – who previously starred as Max Branning – when she first joined the show.
She said: "I thought Jake Wood was amazing in 'Strictly' – and when I joined 'EastEnders', he was the one I was most star-struck over.
"I'm in awe of his acting, too, so I'd be too embarrassed to go through any dance moves with him."