Lorna Fitzgerald: Abi too innocent to kill Lucy

'EastEnders' star Lorna Fitzgerald says Abi Branning is too "innocent" to kill Lucy Beale and thinks fan speculation the bubbly blonde is behind the murder is "funny"

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Lorna Fitzgerald

Lorna Fitzgerald

'EastEnders' star Lorna Fitzgerald says Abi Branning is too "innocent" to kill Lucy Beale.

The 18-year-old actress admits she's shocked that so many fans suspect her character of killing the young businesswoman because she's so harmless.

Lorna told SoapSquawk.co.uk: "I think it's quite funny because she's so innocent. I didn't expect everyone to think it was her, but everyone thinks it is Abi!

"In the street, people keep saying to me, 'I know you killed her.' "

Abi's father Max Branning (Jake Wood) had an illicit romance with Lucy in the weeks before her tragic murder in April, while her sister Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) was the blonde beauty's business partner.

Earlier this week, viewers saw Max admit he had a heated argument with Lucy before her death, which resulted in her hitting her head and bleeding inside Max's car dealership. Concerned Abi then volunteered to help Max clean the office to get rid of any incriminating evidence.

Lorna admits she would be happy to be revealed as Lucy's killer - who will be exposed in February to tie in with the soap's 30th anniversary - because it would present an acting challenge.

She said: "I'd be excited about the challenge as an actress. But it would change her character completely."

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