Tanya Jessop's troublesome week
EastEnders' Tanya Jessop looks set for a troublesome week as she struggles to choose between current spouse Greg and ex-husband Max Branning
EastEnders' Tanya Jessop looks set for a troublesome week as she struggles with matters of the heart.
The salon manager - played by actress Jo Joyner - will be forced to make a decision between current spouse Greg (Stefan Booth) and ex-husband Max Branning (Jake Wood), who she is embroiled in a steamy affair with despite him dating blonde bombshell Vanessa Gold (Zoe Lucker).
Jo explained: "Tanya sees Max kissing Vanessa and realises that they're going to have to spend the rest of their lives pretending. She can't bear that.
"Eventually, Tanya goes to see Max at the car lot and tells him that she loves him. She says, 'I'm not the other woman, I'm the only woman'."
However, her emotions aren't all Tanya has to deal with this week, as she is also forced to come to terms with the fact that she could be seriously ill after receiving a worried call from Dr. Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti).
Jo added to Inside Soap magazine: "Yusef tells her to read her smear test letter, because her results came back abnormal. She's had it in her bag, and didn't both opening it because she didn't realise it was so important.
"But Yusef looks more concerned than he should about just an abnormal smear. She has other symptoms and this is looking serious. She immediately thinks she has cancer - she's convinced there's going to be bad news."