EastEnders' Tanya to attack sofa to celebrate cancer all-clear

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 March 2012
Jo Joyner

Jo Joyner

Tanya Branning attacks a sofa in a forthcoming 'EastEnders' episode to celebrate being given the all-clear from cervical cancer

Tanya Branning attacks a sofa in a forthcoming 'EastEnders' episode.

The business woman - who is played by Jo Joyner - will soon find out she has been given the all-clear from cervical cancer, and to celebrate she tears up the settee which she has spent so much time on recently.

Jo said: "That scene was really bizarre. I was supposed to be attacking the sofa with an axe, but because it was a stage axe it had to be blunted - and I couldn't do any damage with it.

"Then these three great big props men came in and had a go, and they couldn't do anything either. So I was relived that it wasn't just me being feeble."

The axe was eventually replaced with a knife, and she believes the destruction allows Tanya to get on with her life.

She added to Inside Soap magazine: "In the end we replaced the axe with a Stanley knife and I just went for it.

"It's just the point where she makes the decision to move on with her life."

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