EastEnders' Tanya to attack sofa to celebrate cancer all-clear
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2012
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."