'Enders Heather wants to play happy families
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 February 2011
EastEnders' Heather Trott will become desperate to reclaim baby George from his dad Darren Miller when she gets jealous of his cosy family arrangement with girlfriend Jodie Gold
EastEnders' Heather Trott will become desperate to get baby George back from his dad Darren Miller.
Actress Cheryl Fergison - who plays the hard-up single mum in the BBC One soap - explained while she was keen to give George a better life by letting him live with his dad, she quickly becomes jealous of his cosy family arrangement with gorgeous girlfriend Jodie Gold (Kylie Babbington).
She explained: "Heather was desperate. She's got no money and no home and Phil (Steve McFadden) doesn't want her to stay at his place. Giving George to Darren (Charlie G Hawkins) was what was best for the child at that moment. But it's not meant to be forever.
"Darren is playing happy families with Jodie and it makes Heather want George back. She doesn't know that beneath the surface Darren isn't coping that well with being a full-time dad."
However, the teenage ice cream seller could soon have a battle on his hands when Heather eventually "learns to stand up for herself".
Cheryl added: "It becomes a bit of a battle because he doesn't want Heather to have George. She won't lose him for good if she learns to stand up for herself.
"A lot of people have offered to help her but she doesn't want to be seen as a scrounger. It's hard."