Actress Gillian Taylforth is best known as one of the most-loved characters in EastEnders
, where she played Kathy Beale before leaving in 1998. During her 15 years in the soap, Gillian's character was involved in countless dramatic storylines which included affairs, rape and death.
Famed for her gritty drama performances, Gillian has also appeared in Casualty
, The Bill
and Footballer's Wives
, has taken part in Strictly Come Dancing
and has become a panellist on Loose Women
Gillian is a huge fan of Celebrity Big Brother and was inspired to take part after seeing Julie Goodyear's bitchy behaviour last time around when she called her agent and said: "Get me in there!"