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We’ll start our look at Walford news with a report that fans of the show are unhappy with how bi-polar disorder is portrayed in the character Jean Slater, who’s played by Gillian Wright…
Which comes as something of a surprise since in 2010, the show won an award for the accuracy of its depiction of the mental illness.
However, the Sun reports that around 100 people have complained to the BBC that Jean is being portrayed as “crazy”.
One Twitter fan said, “Seriously disgusted and p****d off at the way EastEnders is portraying Jean as a crazy person when she is just bipolar.”
A spokesman for the show said, “We have received a total of 107 complaints from more than 16 episodes.”
He added, “As every EastEnders viewer will know, this storyline has been running for more than a month with the climax reaching more than eight million viewers.