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Monday 22 September 2014

McCutcheon 'touched' by fan support

Published 13/02/2013 | 12:11

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Martine McCutcheon said she was touched by the messages of support from fans

Martine McCutcheon has thanked fans for their "encouraging messages" after she was declared bankrupt.

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It emerged on Tuesday that the former EastEnders star petitioned for bankruptcy at Kingston-Upon-Thames County Court.

Now she's told her Twitter followers: "I can't begin to express my love and gratitude for such kind and encouraging messages. I'm truly so touched. I love you guys. Thank you. Xx"

Bankruptcy trustees KPMG said the star's "largest creditor" was Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

KPMG'S David Standish, who was appointed joint trustee in bankruptcy of Martine by the Secretary of State on January 24, said: "Ms McCutcheon petitioned for her own bankruptcy at Kingston-Upon-Thames County Court.

"We are now responsible for administering her estate and are in the process of establishing the individual's assets and liabilities, the largest creditor being Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs."

Martine, 36, shot to fame at the age of 18 as Tiffany in BBC One soap EastEnders.

She went on to enjoy a number one hit with the song Perfect Moment and won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2002 for her role as Eliza Doolittle in the stage production of My Fair Lady. Martine also published a novel, The Mistress, in 2009, which was a top 10 bestseller, and starred with Hugh Grant in 2003 film Love Actually.

Last year, she was pictured in Hello! magazine tying the knot on the shores of Italy's Lake Como with "best friend" Jack McManus.

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