Suranne Jones is fan of EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 April 2016
Suranne Jones

Suranne Jones

Suranne Jones has admitted she prefers 'EastEnders' to rival soap 'Coronation Street' - despite starring in the ITV show for four years

Suranne Jones is a huge fan of 'EastEnders' - despite starring in rival soap 'Coronation Street' for four years.

The 37-year-old actress may have portrayed Karen McDonald in the ITV soap from 2000 until 2004, during which time she nabbed a National Television Award and two Best Actress gongs for the role, but she has admitted she no longer watches the programme and prefers to spend her evenings catching up on the long-running BBC One show.

Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, she said: "'EastEnders' - I just love it. Now I get why people love soaps so much, and why people used to come up to me all the time when I was in 'Coronation Street'.

"I know people say it can be depressing but give me the Mitchells any day and I'm happy. Do I watch 'Corrie'? No... That's terrible, isn't it? That's what marrying a southerner and moving to London does for you. I am fickle, fickle, fickle."

But while it seems the brunette beauty's raving review may potentially nab her a role in 'EastEnders', Suranne is currently busy working on the second installment of 'Doctor Foster.'

The actress - who plays the lead Gemma Foster in the gripping drama - explained: "I know what's coming in the next series [of 'Doctor Foster']. I signed up straight away. How could I say no? The nation would be in uproar. I did pick up some medical knowledge. I learned how to perform a resuscitation from [former footballer] Vinnie Jones."

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