Saturday 16 December 2017

EastEnders star in live name mix-up

A fire damaged one of the houses on the EastEnders set at Elstree Studios
A fire damaged one of the houses on the EastEnders set at Elstree Studios

Actress Jo Joyner fluffed her lines in a live section of EastEnders tonight when she confused the name of a character with the man playing him.

Joyner, who plays Tanya Branning in the long-running soap, asked Jane Beale, played by Laurie Brett: "How's Adam?"

Brett looked puzzled - which was not surprising, as Joyner was supposed to be asking after Ian Beale, Jane's husband in the show, but instead said Adam. Ian is played by Adam Woodyatt.

The incident led to much amusement on Twitter. One comment, apparently referring to Ian Beale's role as a suspect in the murder of his daughter Lucy, said: "Adams fine love, it's Ian you need to be concerned about."

There was support as well, with one post saying: "You did good @dollyjoyner what can i say everyone makes mistakes live or not."

And the actress tweeted: " You never answered me @LauriebrettX how is @AdamWoodyatt ?... #leastyouknowitslive #gutted"

The murder is due to be solved tomorrow, but viewers were little wiser tonight, though Beale's son Peter told his father and Jane at the end: "Lucy was killed in this house, it was one of you."

However there are bound to be more twists and turns before the revelation of how she came to die.

Tonight's on-screen dramas followed real-life action in Albert Square last night after a fire broke out on the set.

The blaze, in one of the houses on the set at Elstree Studios, is believed to have been started accidentally by a firework and will not affect this week's 30th anniversary celebrations, which include a live episode on Friday and the unmasking of Lucy's murderer.

Fire crews from Borehamwood and Potters Bar were called out shortly after 11pm to tackle the blaze in the first floor and roof of a building on the square.

Area Commander Ian Parkhouse said: "Thanks to the hard work of our firefighters, the fire was contained and extinguished before it could cause any serious damage to the set. We're pleased that we were able to deal with this incident quickly, so it shouldn't affect the 30-year celebrations taking place this week."

A spokeswoman for the show said: " There was a very small fire on set on Tuesday night after rehearsals had finished. It has not affected any #EELive week plans and nobody was harmed."

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