EastEnders fans call for Jessie Wallace to be ‘SACKED’ after the Kat Slater star was arrested


‘Shame on her and shame on the producers!’ EastEnders fans call for Jessie Wallace to be ‘SACKED’ after the Kat Slater star was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer

  • EastEnders fans called for Jessie Wallace to be ‘sacked’ from the BBC soap after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer 
  • The Kat Slater actress, 50, has ‘expressed her deep regret’ after she allegedly told a police officer to ‘f*** off you fat c***’ outside a nightclub
  • She allegedly kneed the officer in the groin before she was arrested and placed into a police van, but she was later released without charge
  • She has since been warned by BBC chiefs that her behaviour was ‘unacceptable’ after the incident, and reportedly urged to ‘slow down’ by pals

EastEnders fans have called for Jessie Wallace to be ‘sacked’ from the BBC soap after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Wallace, who plays barmaid Kat Slater in the BBC soap, allegedly kneed the officer in the groin before she was arrested and placed into a police van, but she was later released without charge. 

But despite Jessie, 50, expressing her ‘deep regret’ over her shock actions, viewers of the soap are not impressed by her ‘shameful’ behaviour and have called on show bosses to fire her from the show.

Get outta my soap! EastEnders fans have called for Jessie Wallace to be 'sacked' from the BBC soap after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer in the early hours of Sunday morning

Get outta my soap! EastEnders fans have called for Jessie Wallace to be ‘sacked’ from the BBC soap after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer in the early hours of Sunday morning

Taking to Twitter amid the news, fans delivered their verdict on the actress, with one writing: ‘An assault on a police officer is an assault on all of us !…. Why hasn’t Jessie Wallace been sacked?.. shame on her and Shame on the producers !’

While another shared: ‘Oh dear! Jessie Wallace clearly has issues she needs to deal with, not the first time she’s gotten into trouble, talented, but can’t excuse this shocking behaviour. If it was someone with a lesser profile they’d get sacked, maybe she’ll get suspended AGAIN?’

A third fan queried: ‘So if a male cast member had assaulted a female police officer would they just have gotten a warning?’

Real life drama: Jessie, who plays Kat Slater, allegedly kneed the officer in the groin before she was arrested and placed into a police van, but she was later released without charge

Real life drama: Jessie, who plays Kat Slater, allegedly kneed the officer in the groin before she was arrested and placed into a police van, but she was later released without charge 

‘Jessie Wallace deserves to be fired from #EastEnders – she’s been given so many warnings and still no improvement to her behaviour. Just because Kat Slater is an iconic character doesn’t mean she isn’t replaceable. She’s 50 years old and still acts like a drunken thug’ fumed a fourth.

With another person asking: ‘Jessie Wallace is hell of a girl…… how is she still on Eastenders!?’

It comes after Jessie was warned by BBC chiefs that her behaviour was ‘unacceptable’ and reportedly urged to ‘slow down’ by her friends after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Opinion: Despite Jessie, 50, expressing her 'deep regret' over her shock actions, viewers of the soap are not impressed by her behaviour and have called on show bosses to fire her

Opinion: Despite Jessie, 50, expressing her ‘deep regret’ over her shock actions, viewers of the soap are not impressed by her behaviour and have called on show bosses to fire her

While the TV star has ‘expressed her deep regret’ after she allegedly told a police officer to ‘f*** off you fat c***’ during ‘five minutes of carnage’ outside a nightclub.

A BBC spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Senior bosses have spoken to Jessie Wallace about the incident and issued a clear warning that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable. Jessie has expressed her deep regret.’

And her friends are believed to have urged the star to ‘step back and slow down’ after the ‘unprofessional’ incident.

One friend told The Mirror: ‘She needs to step back, slow down and try to sort her head out. It goes without saying this behaviour is deeply unprofessional.’

Warnings: Jessie was warned by BBC chiefs that her behaviour was 'unacceptable' and reportedly urged to 'slow down' by her friends after she was arrested for the alleged assault

Warnings: Jessie was warned by BBC chiefs that her behaviour was ‘unacceptable’ and reportedly urged to ‘slow down’ by her friends after she was arrested for the alleged assault

MailOnline has contacted Wallace’s representatives for comment. 

It comes after Wallace allegedly left a police officer on his knees following an incident in the early hours of Sunday.

Footage showed the moment Wallace was arrested following a ‘drunken’ night out, with witnesses claiming she had been kicked out of Flex nightclub for being ‘gobby’. 

EastEnders bosses were said to have been in talks on Monday night over Wallace’s future on the soap, The Sun reports.

Shock: Footage showed the moment Wallace was arrested following a 'drunken' night out, with witnesses claiming she had been kicked out of Flex nightclub for being 'gobby'

Shock: Footage showed the moment Wallace was arrested following a ‘drunken’ night out, with witnesses claiming she had been kicked out of Flex nightclub for being ‘gobby’ 

Nightclub: The EastEnders actress, 50, allegedly told a police officer to 'f*** off you fat c***' during 'five minutes of carnage' outside a nightclub

Nightclub: The EastEnders actress, 50, allegedly told a police officer to ‘f*** off you fat c***’ during ‘five minutes of carnage’ outside a nightclub

It is claimed she kneed the officer in the groin before she was arrested and placed into a police van. 

Earlier in the day Wallace had been with her new builder boyfriend watching a Madness gig at Thetford Forest, Brandon – where she posed for photographs with fans.

The star was later detained on suspicion of assaulting a police officer as well as drunk and disorderly conduct in Bury St Edmunds.

A witness said: ‘It was truly shocking behaviour. She was out of control. It was worse than anything Kat Slater has done.

Night out: Wallace was out at Flex nightclub at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on Saturday night (file picture)

Night out: Wallace was out at Flex nightclub at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on Saturday night (file picture)

‘She was a one-woman rampage. It was five minutes of carnage. The police dealt with it very well.’ 

But she was later released without charge by Suffolk Police after receiving a conditional caution.

Jessie Wallace arrested after ‘drunken’ night out: EastEnders star’s previous encounters with the law and her co-stars

Footage has shown the moment Jessie Wallace was arrested outside a nightclub after allegedly attacking a police officer following a ‘drunken’ night out.

But it is not the EastEnders star has had a run-in with law enforcement.

Wallace was banned from driving for three years and fined £1,000 in 2003 for an offence of drink driving. 

Police stopped the then 32-year-old in Chelmsford, Essex, in March after she was caught breaking the speed limit in her £32,000 silver Mercedes.

She was one and a half times the legal limit, with tests revealing 51mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Wallace claimed she had been drinking wine, which someone had ‘laced’ with vodka. However a judge rejected her claim and banned her for three years.

A three-year ban was imposed because it was her second drink-related driving offence. 

Former colleague Barbara Windsor also revealed how she had a blazing row with Wallace when working together on the EastEnders set. 

Windsor said she had lost her temper because then 39-year-old Wallace, kept her waiting.

‘Jessie Wallace was the first time I erupted. She was late, she was young. She’s not like that any more. I lost my temper,’ said Barbara. 

In 2017, Wallace was also filmed launching an expletive-ridden tirade after being reportedly kicked out of a pub. 

Video filmed by the Old Eagle in Camden, north London, showed the soap star with a friend shouting ‘f**** you’ at a man who had accused her of creating a disturbance inside.

In December, she appeared strained as she spoke to police near her London home alongside her daughter Tallulah, 16.

Wallace emerged in her slippers to speak to two police officers, who parked their squad car in the middle of a suburban street on December 28.

She was flanked by Tallulah, who she shares with Mr Morgan, as they engaged in the strained conversation with the law-enforcement officers.

The actress previously blasted Met Police’s failure to investigate when Tallulah was mugged in north London in 2018.

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Insiders said Wallace had tried to downplay the incident and did not inform EastEnders bosses of her arrest.

On Monday a Suffolk Police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘A 50-year-old woman was arrested early on Sunday morning in St Andrew’s Street, Bury St Edmunds, on suspicion of assaulting a police officer/drunk and disorderly conduct and was released without charge after receiving a conditional caution.’

The force would not confirm she was arrested, while neither her agent nor manager responded to a request for comment. The arrest was first reported by The Sun.

One witness told MailOnline how Wallace was arrested after being kicked-out of the club for being ‘gobby’.

The witness said: ‘She was acting very drunken disorderly, assaulting police officers and swearing constantly.

‘She then went on to shout out, ‘I hope this is all entertainment for you c***s’, whilst barging through the middle of our group. She then ended up banging on the door of the police wagon she was in. 

‘Bouncers had chucked her out due to how gobby and annoying she was being to others.’

Earlier this month, Wallace was pictured outside a party in Hackney after the British Soap Awards.

The star was wearing a glitzy top with bright white trousers and no shoes as she left the party in east London.

It comes after Wallace revealed she had been dating her builder boyfriend for a year.

It was previously reported that Wallace had fallen for the workman after booking him for a job, but the star has since clarified they’ve known each other far longer.

In May, she shared an Instagram that they had known each other for 34 years before commencing their romance.

Predicting that it will be a long-term union, a source told The Mirror: ‘It’s like a plotline from the soap – a classic Kat escapade. Jessie seems to be over the moon.’ 

The NTA winner laughed up a storm as she chatted with him in the Transit in May.

She split with her last boyfriend, father of five Paul Kempin in 2019 after a two year relationship and, before that, was dumped by musician Tim Arnold in 2016.

Wallace had been dating the singer since 2012, but he claimed to have become ‘tired’ of the limelight at the time.

Before she began a relationship with Tim, the award-winning actress was engaged to catering boss Vince Morse, but she called off their wedding after she found out he’d sent raunchy texts to a former lover the night before their wedding day.

Wallace, originally from Enfield, north London, joined EastEnders in 2000 having featured in The Bill a year earlier.

She played the role of barmaid Kat Slater, the partner of popular character Alfie Moon – played by Shane Richie. She quickly became a fan favourite.

The pair had a five-year break from the screen before returning in the autumn of 2010 for another stint on the popular soap.

They left again for six months in 2015 to film their own BBC One drama, Kat & Alfie: Redwater. 

Smitten: Earlier in the day Wallace had been with her new builder boyfriend watching a Madness gig (pictured) at Thetford Forest, Brandon - where she posed for snaps with fans

Smitten: Earlier in the day Wallace had been with her new builder boyfriend watching a Madness gig (pictured) at Thetford Forest, Brandon – where she posed for snaps with fans

In the series Kate and Alfie go to the fiction Irish town of Redwater to ‘search for answers to some very big questions’ and put their past behind them. 

After the six-part drama, Wallace returned to EastEnders as Kat in 2018. 

In early 2020, Wallace was suspended from EastEnders again by the BBC, with a two-month suspension incurred due to an ‘incident while filming’.

She was said to have been summoned to a meeting with bosses of the show who ordered her to ‘sort herself out’ before returning.  

It is not the first time Wallace has had a run-in with the law. She was banned from driving for three years and fined £1,000 in 2003 for an offence of drink driving.

Dating: The EastEnders star shared on Instagram that they had known each other for 34 years before commencing their romance

Dating: The EastEnders star shared on Instagram that they had known each other for 34 years before commencing their romance 

EastEnders star: Jessie Wallace pictured at the National Television Awards at The O2 in London in January 2019

EastEnders star: Jessie Wallace pictured at the National Television Awards at The O2 in London in January 2019

Police stopped the then 32-year-old in Chelmsford, Essex, in March after she was caught breaking the speed limit in her £32,000 silver Mercedes.

She was one and a half times the legal limit, with tests revealing 51mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Wallace claimed she had been drinking wine, which someone had ‘laced’ with vodka. However a judge rejected her claim and banned her for three years.

A three-year ban was imposed because it was her second drink-related driving offence. 

The actress recently became a grandmother after her 17-year-old daughter Tallulah gave birth to a boy.

Actress: Wallace is known for playing Kat Slater in the BBC soap EastEnders (pictured in August 2021)

Actress: Wallace is known for playing Kat Slater in the BBC soap EastEnders (pictured in August 2021)

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