EastEnders: Deranged viewer abuses Sam Womack over baby death storyline

Sam Womack, who of course plays Ronnie Branning, was left shaken and upset when a member of the public yelled obscenities at her in the street over the current baby death storyline.

The Sun states that the unnamed person yelled “You’re a murdering ****” as Sam walked in a London street with her children, Benjamin, nine, and Lily-Rose, five.

As we reported yesterday, Samantha has quit the show amid speculation that she felt so strongly that the storyline was inappropriate and would upset viewers…

And if that’s the case, then she was certainly right as thousands of complaints have flooded into the BBC and Ofcom.

A show insider told the paper, “Samantha’s received such vile abuse this week…

“She was shouted at with her kids.

“Having to act that storyline was bad enough, having it filter into her home life is even more awful.”

The paper also states that a spokesperson for the charity that helped EastEnders’ writers come up with the storyline, FSID, said in a statement yesterday, “Ronnie’s behaviour is in no way endorsed by FSID as a typical, or even likely, reaction of a bereaved parent.”

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