Janine Malloy's mean side returns

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 July 2011
Charlie Brooks

Charlie Brooks

EastEnders' Janine Malloy's mean side comes back after she finds herself ''dripping in cash'' from her inheritance

EastEnders' Janine Malloy's mean side comes back after she finds out she is to receive her grandmother's fortune.

The softer side to the scheming former prostitute - played by Charlie Brooks - has been witnessed around Walford as she has been comforting her dying grandmother, Lydia Simmonds, but as soon as she finds out she is to inherit her entire fortune she reverts to her old ways.

An insider at the show told Inside Soap magazine: "It was only a matter of time before the old Janine resurfaced. Her relationship with Lydia unearthed her softer side, and she was genuinely heartbroken when her granny passed away.

"But now that she's dripping in cash, the bitch is well and truly back."

While she is waiting for the money from her inheritance to come in, Janine asks her stepmother Pat for a loan, which she isn't able to give her.

After finding the money elsewhere, Janine pours scorn on her wider family - including her struggling brother Ricky (Sid Owen) and his daughter Tiffany (Maisie Smith) - leaving them upset.

The source added: "Pat and Ricky just can't believe how selfish Janine is being. Rick's clearly struggling to put food on the table for his family, but Janine still insists that he pay for the flowers for Lydia's funeral. She's rolling in the dough now and lording it up over the people who need it most."

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