'EastEnders' star Patsy Palmer reveals real name and admits even she gets confused

Patsy Palmer arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Patsy Palmer arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

Patsy Palmer has revealed she is known as Julie-Patsy to her friends in Hollywood.

The EastEnders star left This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Scofield baffled when she revealed that Patsy is not her real name.

The 47-year-old actress - who has been living in Los Angeles since 2014 - revealed: "In Malibu they call me Julie Patsy."

Palmer, who was born Julie Anne Harris explained: "My name's Julie really so I'm going to get back to calling myself my real name. Julie Harris was my maiden name and then Julie Merkell is my married name.

“Sometimes I say Patsy, sometimes I call myself Julie. And a lot of people think of me as Bianca. I confuse myself!”

She joked: “Who am I?”

Schofield said: “You’ll always be Bianca to us.”

Palmer has recently moved back to the UK as she is set to return to the BBC soap as her much-loved character Bianca Jackson later this year.

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As the 45-year-old Peep Show actress was named in the Queen’s birthday honours list as receiving a CBE for her services to drama it was revealed her actual name is Sarah Sinclair.

The Favourite star - born Sarah Caroline Colman - changed her name from to Olivia when she launched her acting career as Sarah Colman was already registered with the Actors Equity Association. She then married husband Ed Sinclair, making her Sarah Sinclair.

Palmer rose to fame as Albert Square’s Bianca Jackson, first appearing in EastEnders in 1993.

This will be her third return to the soap since Bianca first left Walford in 1999. In 2002 she appeared in a two-part special Ricky & Bianca and she then returned to the soap from 2008-2014.