EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison reacts after death hoax mix-up sparks major panic

“It didn’t happen and you know what, I live up north now so it’s the cobbles or the dales.”

Heather was last on our screens on Christmas Eve in 2016, after Dot Cotton (June Brown) discovered a mix tape that Heather and best friend Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) had made years earlier.

She could be heard saying “it wasn’t Christmas without a bit of George Michael”.

Since her untimely departure from Walford, Cheryl has appeared in numerous stage productions.

She also dabbled in reality TV when she entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2012, but was the second star to be evicted.

source: express.co.uk