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'EastEnders' Forced To Rework Kat Moon's Return Scenes, After Actress Jessie Wallace Breaks Leg

30/11/2015 14:24 GMT | Updated 30/11/2015 14:59 GMT

EastEnders’ bosses were forced to be very creative with Kat Moon’s return to the soap, after actress Jessie Wallace broke her leg.

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Jessie threw her big comeback as the much-loved Albert Square resident into chaos, when she fell and injured herself while out walking her pet dog.

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Jessie Wallace

The Mirror reports that producers originally thought Jessie would have to miss filming some scenes after she required surgery on it, which has left her in a cast.

However, bosses reworked scenes to feature Kat from the waist up, with a body double used for any full-length shots.

A soap source told the paper: “Jessie has been a real trouper. She hasn’t complained and she has come in and done everything that has been required of her.

“Luckily it has meant that none of the story has been changed at all – you just won’t see Kat doing laps around Albert Square.”

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Jessie with co-star Shane Richie

Jessie also added on Twitter: “Thank you to everyone for your well wishes. I'm out of my pink cast next week!”

An EastEnders spokesman added: “Jessie, like a true professional, has managed to film everything.”

The news comes after details of Kat and Alfie’s return to Walford were revealed.

Over the weekend, it was reported that her father Charlie Slater will be killed off in an emotional storyline over the festive period.

Kat and her husband Alfie (Shane Richie) left Walford for a new life in Spain earlier this year, after winning £1 million on the lottery.

However, their return to Albert Square over Christmas will pave the way for them to leave for Ireland, a trip which will be the topic of a spin-off drama starring the pair.

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