EastEnders stars defend Hetti Bywater over pub photos

Sophie Dainty
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From Digital Spy

Former EastEnders stars have defended former Lucy Beale actress Hetti Bywater after pictures were released of her working behind a bar.

Recent tabloid reports have shown Hetti – who bowed out of EastEnders in 2014 – pulling pints behind a bar in London, like many other working actors between jobs.

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Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon) and Matt Di Angelo (Dean Wicks) both tweeted their support of Hetti, with Jessie even saying she'd happily get behind the bar with her.

"She's a working girl and I would work beside her behind that bar!!!!!", Jessie tweeted. And it seems that her former costar Matt was in full agreement, saying: "Absolutely pathetic bit of 'news'".

Hetti was at the centre of one of EastEnders' biggest storylines back in 2014 when her character Lucy was killed off in mysterious circumstances, sparking a huge whodunnit storyline that spanned over the course of a year.

After Hetti reprised the role 10 months later for a special flashback episode which coincided with the show's 30th anniversary celebrations, it was revealed that Lucy's half-brother Bobby was the shock culprit.

Since leaving EastEnders, Hetti has starred in a number of TV dramas including Death in Paradise, Sky hit series Delicious and Silent Witness.

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She's clearly not afraid of hard work if this picture is anything to go by, having taken on some bar work to keep things ticking over between acting jobs.

It's a shame she can't return to Albert Square and give her old frenemy Whitney Carter a run for her money over at The Vic...

EastEnders continues at 7.30pm on Thursday April 13 on BBC One.

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