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Cheryl Fergison: 'Enders fans love me'

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Cheryl Fergison has claimed that she is like a "magnet" to EastEnders fans.

The actress, who portrays Heather Trott in the soap, explained that viewers are drawn to her but avoid her co-star Linda Henry, who plays Heather's best friend Shirley Carter.

The 46-year-old told PA: "If I'm out with Linda people will come to me like a magnet and avoid her like the plague.

"They'll do a semicircle around her avoiding her and come the other way to me. So they'll be on my left-hand side and nobody on her side, which is very nice.

"When I'm out they always want to give you a cuddle. Which is fine but a bit hard when you're driving in your car and you get a pair of arms shoot through your window in summer - that's a bit frightening but other than that nine times out of ten it's a positive thing."

Fergison is to star in her own special episode of the serial on February 15, which focuses on her everyday life and the problems that she faces.

She added: "No matter how many times she gets knocked down she gets back up again, and I think that's the thing with Heather and the thing that people like with Heather.

"Being hopeful about the situation, her glass is always half-full even when she's down to the lowest point. You know you've got to give her ten out of ten for trying every time.

"If Heather had lots of luck and lots of love and lots of everything she wouldn't be Heather, you'd have to lose the head bands and everything, wouldn't you? A whole new character." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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