Charlie Brooks doesn't want to 'kill' Pat

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 July 2011
Charlie Brooks

Charlie Brooks

'EastEnders' star Charlie Brooks hopes her character Janine Malloy isn't responsible for the death of Pat Evans when she leaves the BBC One soap

'EastEnders' star Charlie Brooks is terrified her character Janine Malloy will kill Pat Evans.

While the 30-year-old actress loves playing Albert Square's resident bitch, she is dreading her close friend Pam St Clements leaving the show this year and worries bosses will make Janine responsible for the departure of her former stepmother.

She explained: "I don't want to kill Pat. I'd really love to be a part of her exit storyline - but not like that! Pam is one of my favourite people and I'm going to miss her loads."

Pam, 69 - who has played Pat for over 25 years - announced her plan to leave the BBC One soap earlier this year and is reportedly happy for her character to be killed off.

Meanwhile, Charlie is thrilled with her latest storyline which sees Janine in a business partnership with a reluctant Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and admitted she wouldn't mind if it developed into something more.

Charlie told Inside Soap magazine: "We were talking about how great it is the other day. They've never been the best of friends - Phil has thrown her out of the Vic about 63,000 times. Janine will really annoy him - Phil is going to see her as a fly he wants to swat.

"As for a romance between them, this is soap, so never say never. I don't think it's on the cards at the moment, but who knows?"

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