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We’ll begin our look at EastEnders news with the Daily Star on Sunday’s report that Shona McGarty – who plays Whitney Dean – has been suspended for a month without pay from the soap for poor timekeeping, which apparently prompted complaints from her co-stars.
New executive producer Lorraine Newman hauled Shona in for a telling off last week after several of her co-stars said that her lateness on set had meant they’d had to stay late at work, and had therefore had to abandon their own plans.
An insider revealed, “Shona failed to turn up on time on more than one occasion and was really laid back about why she was late.
“People are understanding when it’s once or even twice but her lateness was becoming a huge problem.
“It regularly held up the filming of vital scenes and angered fellow cast and crew members who were forced to work late because of her… Continue reading »