Cheryl Fergison is best known for playing Heather Trott in EastEnders.
She initially thought Heather was quite child-like and was pleased that the show had the courage to employ a bigger woman. Most of Heather’s storylines have involved comedy. Her earliest and most memorable moment was when she entered her friends Hazel and Minty into a wedding competition.
When Hazel left Minty, Heather pretended to be Hazel so that they could stay in the competition and win the prize money. In more recent times, her plots have included darker stories, such as single motherhood and being scalded by failed relationships.
Heather is known for wearing headbands, usually with a matching handbag, and for liking George Michael. She was extremely pleased when she found out that George was a fan of her character.
Since appearing on EastEnders, Cheryl has made a variety of television appearances on shows such as GMTV, The Paul O’Grady Show, This Morning and Loose Women. Her stage credits include Measure For Measure for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Cheryl is also known for playing Joanna Harding, the “Big Fat Lezza” in Little Britain, opposite David Walliams.