'EastEnders' Star Cheryl Fergison Makes 'Downton Abbey' Bid

From The Square To Downton?

EastEnders actress Cheryl Fergison has revealed she would love to head to Downton Abbey now she is leaving Albert Square.

The soap star - who has played Heather Trott for nearly five years - is leaving the show soon, and thinks her CV is just right for a part in the ITV costume drama.

Cheryl told Inside Soap magazine: "I'd really love to be in Downton Abbey.

"Before I got EastEnders, I used to do lots of 'under stairs' roles, but perhaps I could go upstairs this time and prance around a bit. I'd love to do all that."

Heather will have a step towards a happy ending on the soap, as Dot's nephew Andrew Cotton is set to propose to the single mum. But it has also been reported that Heather's exit will see her murdered by angry teen Ben Mitchell.

Cheryl said: "I've watched EastEnders since the day it started when I was student in Manchester.

"I've loved being here and every minute of playing Heather.

"But now I can do anything I want, so it's really exciting. If I could have a wish list I'd love to go to Morocco and do documentaries with my husband, Yassine."

Just like Heather, Cheryl had her own whirlwind romance and married toyboy Yassine Al-Jermoni last year.


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