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Natalie Cassidy bemoans lesbian storyline

Natalie Cassidy bemoans lesbian storyline


EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy has revealed why she originally left the soap in 2006.

The 26-year-old, who will reprise her role as Sonia Jackson for a short stint in February alongside her on-screen family, said that she found the lesbian storyline between Sonia and Naomi to be "shocking".

She told Reveal: "One of the reasons I left was because of the lesbian storyline I had. I felt that it wasn't right for Sonia - sometimes in soaps people are so keen to get a shocking story that the character gets forgotten."

She continued: "I'd only do it if I had an exciting storyline. I'd hate to go back and dwindle in the background - I'd like Sonia to cause a stir!"

The actress, who appeared on last year's Strictly Come Dancing, also shed light on her return to the EastEnders studios.

"Being on set was lovely. I spent 13 years of my life there so it was weird to get used to changes, but it felt like putting a pair of old slippers back on." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad
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