Martine McCutcheon would have returned to EastEnders
Martine McCutcheon admits she would have
Martine McCutcheon admits she would have returned to 'EastEnders' had her character not been killed off.
The former soap star claims she would have made a Walford comeback as Tiffany Mitchell had producers let her live, but it's a "blessing" that the character met her demise as she has been able to explore her other passions.
Martine - who scored a number one single with 'Perfect Moment' after leaving 'EastEnders' - said: "When I left I felt really exposed, so I do look back and go, 'Oh, why did they kill Tiffany off?' I felt so blessed to play such an amazing part and it wasn't my decision for it to end.
"I think I probably would have gone back. I would have panicked. I think the fact that I was thrown out there to sink or swim was actually a blessing, because I would never have got to work with the people that I worked with, or won an Olivier or had a number one or any of that.
"I would never have had those dreams come true, I would have been ticking along still playing Tiffany and never knowing about that whole world out there."
The 37-year-old star - who played Tiffany from 1995 to 1998 - says 'EastEnders' was the hardest job she's ever had but she enjoyed the camaraderie with the cast and crew.
She added to Digital Spy: "It was an unbelievably hard schedule; we were doing 22 scenes a day. It was the best training I ever had, and it is the most fun job because you do have your own little family there."