the 48-year-old Kat Slater actress was temporarily out of the upcoming plots on the show after filming the soap ‘s explosive 35th-anniversary special. She had just split up with her greengrocer boyfriend, Paul Keepin, after two years. After taking time out from the spotlight, Jessie shared snaps of herself looking happy and healthy over the past few months. But hinting that she’s getting ready to go back to work, Jessie showed off her gifted earrings and said, “Thank you @nancy and Nora for the beauty! Kat can’t wait to wear them.” Fans were thrilled to hear Kat Slater’s coming back to the TV screens soon, one of them saying, “Can’t wait for Kat to come back wearing those beauties.”
Another added: “And we can’t wait to get our Cat back on our screens. @jessie.wallace official, we love you. Come back when you’re ready. Have a blessed x weekend.” The Sun was told by the source that Jessie seemed to be drunk on the set. Bosses held a crisis meeting and decided that she would be out of the show for two months to “sort herself out.” It is believed that Jessie will now resume filming when the EastEnders have returned to work in June. Channel bosses held a secret soap talk — which was halted six weeks ago by the Covid-19 crisis.
Jessie has been one of Soap land’s biggest stars for years joining the soap for her first time as Alfie Moon ‘s girlfriend between 2000 and 2005.
In the mid-2000s, she was exposed to drug ketamine and was suspended from the show for bad behavior and hit with an ax. The mother of one was also convicted of drinking-driving in 2003 and attended counseling sessions.
And she was sent home by bosses in 2018 from the British Soap Awards in the amid claims she turned up drunk to the event.