Jessie Wallace 'misses' EastEnders
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 September 2017
Jessie Wallace has revealed her spin-off show 'Redwater' has been axed and she would love to return to 'EastEnders'
Jessie Wallace "misses" 'EastEnders'.
The 45-year-old actress has revealed 'Redwater' - the spin-off show based on her character Kat and her husband Alfie Moon - has been axed after the first series failed to pull in viewers when it hit television screens earlier this year, but she doesn't want to bid farewell to her bolshie alter-ego for good and would love to return to the soap soon.
Speaking on 'Lorraine' on Wednesday (20.09.17), Jessie said: "I don't think there will be [another series of 'Redwater'] ...
"I miss Kat. I miss the scripts with the great one-liners. I do miss my friends there."
'Redwater' - a six-part series created by Dominic Treadwell-Collins - saw Kat and Alfie (Shane Richie) wave goodbye to Walford and head to Ireland in a bid to track down the market stall holder's long-lost son, who she gave birth to when she was 14 years old.
Although the spin-off got off to a good start with 4.9 million viewers, it dropped to an embarrassing 2.1 million as the series went on and bosses knew it would be dropped.
A source said recently: "Everyone thought 'Redwater' would be a huge hit given the massive, loyal fanbase 'Eastenders' has.
"'EastEnders' draws in over six million viewers each episode so producers thought 'Redwater' would follow suit and get at least three quarters of the audience.
"It got off to a brilliant start with five million so their hopes were up, but the ratings for episode two were bleak. The fact so many people turned off after episode one [was] very telling. It's a big blow for Jessie and Shane too."
Jessie first joined 'EastEnders' in 2000 but she left in 2005 in order to explore other ventures. She then returned in 2010 for another five years and left in 2015 to do 'Redwater'.