EastEnders' Shona McGarty wants gypsy wedding
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 February 2013
'EastEnders' star Shona McGarty has revealed she wants her character Whitney Dean to have a big fat gypsy wedding when she ties the knot to Tyler Moon
'EastEnders' star Shona McGarty wants her character to have a "big fat gypsy wedding".
The actress hopes her onscreen alter-ego, Whitney Dean - who recently got engaged to Tyler Moon (Tony Discipline) on the BBC soap - gets to have a crazy, garish wedding complete with bright pink bridesmaid dresses.
She told Inside Soap magazine: "I've warned the make-up and costume teams that I want Whitney to have a big fat gypsy wedding. I'm Irish so I've got the contacts. I'll ring Thelma Madine, who does all those amazing frocks and say, 'I need a dress!'
"I can't wait to see little Tiff (Maisie Smith) in a bright pink DayGlo bridesmaid's outfit."
However, the actress warns that Whitney's adoptive mother and grandmother, Bianca (Patsy Palmer) and Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson), won't be as excited for her impending nuptials.
The Jackson matriarchs are set to row with Whitney, insisting she's too young to get married and there are hurt feelings in store when they boycott her engagement party.
Shona said: "Bianca doesn't really ever think before she speaks. Whitney was brought up by Bianca, so she knows she's only ever trying to do good things for her, even if it doesn't always turn out that way."