EastEnders star Patsy Palmer reveals real name and admits even she gets confused

Patsy Palmer arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

Patsy Palmer has revealed she is known as Julie-Patsy to her friends in Hollywood.

The EastEnders star left This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Scofield baffled when she revealed that Patsy is not her real name.

The 47-year-old actress - who has been living in Los Angeles since 2014 - revealed: "In Malibu they call me Julie Patsy."

Palmer, who was born Julie Anne Harris explained: "My name's Julie really so I'm going to get back to calling myself my real name. Julie Harris was my maiden name and then Julie Merkell is my married name.

"Sometimes I say Patsy, sometimes I call myself Julie. And a lot of people think of me as Bianca. I confuse myself!"

She joked: "Who am I?"

Schofield said: "You'll always be Bianca to us."

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PA NEWS PHOTO 21/01/98 MARTINE MCCUTCHEON, NICOLA SMITH, PATSY PALMER AND MANDY SMITH AT A POST PREMIERE PARTY FOR THE RELEASE OF NEIL MORRISEY'S NEW FILM "UP 'N' UNDER" AT THE "SPORTS CAFE" IN LONDON
EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer (right) and Watchdog presenter Alice Beer in London today (Weds), for a BBC Online photocall to launch its internet service. BBC Online, has launched a range of new web sites to enhance the diversity and range of BBC programmes such as EastEnders, to complement the substantial BBC News and Education Online sites. Photo by Fiona Hanson.
Co Stars from BBC Soap Eastenders (L-R) Patsy Palmer, Roberta Taylor and Gillian Taylforth arrive for the BAFTA TV awards ceremony in Leicester Square.
Patsy Palmer, who plays Bianca Butcher in BBC 1's Eastenders, kisses a policeman as she arrives for the annual BAFTA TV Awards at the Princess of Wales Theatre in London's Leicester Square.
Library file, dated 4/5/98. Eastenders stars, Sid Owen (who plays Ricky Butcher) and Patsy Palmer (Bianca Butcher): Sid Owen was today (Monday) questioned by police after his scooter was in collision with an 83-year-old pensioner in a London street. See PA story SHOWBIZ Owen. Photo by Fiona Hanson/PA
PA NEWS PHOTO 30/07/98 EASTENDERS STARS MARTINE MCCUTCHEON (LEFT, TIFFANY) AND PATSY PALMER (BIANCA) AT THE LAUNCH OF A NEW RANGE OF L'OREAL HAIR AND BODY WEAR. THE 'ID' RANGE FEATURES MEHNDI KITS, TRANSFERS AND BODY ART PENCILS, REPLICATING THE ANCIENT ART OF HENNA DECORATION.
Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett MP poses with Patsy Palmer (Bianca) and Sid Owen (Ricky) from Eastenders at the set of the soap's Queen Vic pub in Elstree, to announce that schools will be given a 1000 book token to celebrate the launch of the National Year of Reading. EDI Picture by Ben Curtis/PA.
Eastender Patsy Palmer, Sid Owen and Martine McCutcheon arrives for the TV Quick Awards at Grosvenor House in London.
EasterEnder's star Patsy Palmer and her husband Nick Love at the 1998 Celebrity Netball Sevens in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer's Wicked Women Campaign, at Crystal Palace in London today (Sunday). Photo by Peter Jordan.
PA NEWS 30/11/98 'EASTENDERS' ACTRESS PATSY PALMER (LEFT) AND 'CORONATION STREET' ACTRESS TRACY SHAW PRESENT CREATIONS FROM DESIGNER WILLIAM HUNT DURING A FASHION SHOW AT THE CRITERION THEATRE IN LONDON.
EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, modelling at the Night of the Big Cat fashion show in London, held in aid of 21st Century Tiger for its work to conserve the tiger in the wild. The clothes were designed by Ninivah Khomo, designer to the stars.
EastEnders actors Sid Owen (Ricky Butcher) and Patsy Palmer (Bianca Butcher) arriving at the British Academy Television Awards at Grosvenor House in London.
Sid Owen and Patsy Palmer attend the UK film premiere of Wild Wild West, at the Odeon West End Cinema, Leicester Square, London.
Actress Patsy Palmer (L) and GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly at GMTV. It was announced 8/9/99 that Patsy, who plays Bianca in the BBC soap Eastenders will stand in for Lorraine for a week in October, and host the Lorraine Live section of the show from Miami. * Palmer will be seen on Lorraine Live from 9am to 9.25am each day from Monday October 18 to Friday October 22.
Actor Martin Kemp, from the TV soap Eastenders and actress Patsy Palmer arrives at the Elle Magazine Style awards ceremony, at the Home nightclub, London.
Former Eastender's actress Patsy Palmer, with her soap husband Sid Owen arriving for a charity dinner hosted by fashion designer Tomasz Starzewski in aid of cancer charities, at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, in London.
Former Eastenders actresses Patsy Palmer (right) and Lindsay Coulson arrive at the British Academy TV Awards (BAFTA's) in London.
Current and former Eastenders cast members Sid Owen (left), Patsy Palmer, Martin Kemp with the soap's producer Matthew Robinson at the British Academy Television awards (BAFTA's) in London where they recieved the award for best soap.
Actresses Patsy Palmer, Natalie Cassidy and Tracy Shaw at the TV Quick Awards at London's Dorchester Hotel.
Former EastEnders actresses Gillian Taylforth (left) and Patsy Palmer during the fourth annual British Soap awards at BBC Television Centre in London. The ceremony is hosted by Matthew Kelly.
Model Jordan and actress Patsy Palmer during the Music Industry Soccer Six event in aid of the Princes Trust, at Upton Park London.
Actresses Patsy Palmer (left) and Emma Darwell Smith during a photocall for Imogen Stubb's new play We Happy Few, held at the Gielgud Theatre, Shafesbury Avenue, central London.
Patsy Palmer is seen opening the Pretty In Pink celebrity shopping bag exhibition in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month, at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock, Essex. Picture date: Monday 2 October 2006. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA
Patsy Palmer, James Wilson and Molly Kerregan at the premiere of Shelter's new film Trapped starring Patsy Palmer. The film is 21st century version of the Ken Loach classic Cathy come Home.
Sid Owen and Patsy Palmer arrive for the British Academy Television Awards at the London Palladium, W1.
Barbara Windsor leaves St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone Road in central London, following the funeral of Wendy Richard, attended by Patsy Palmer also (2nd Right).
Patsy Palmer (left) and Shona Mcgarty arriving at the Royal Television Society Awards 2009, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Chris Moyles and Patsy Palmer during the filming of the Chris Moyles Quiz Night show at the London Studios, in central London.
Patsy Palmer arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Patsy Palmer attends the Brave - exclusive screening BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, on July 14,2012.
Patsy Palmer attending the Global Gift Gala at the Waldorf Astoria, The Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh.
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Palmer has recently moved back to the UK as she is set to return to the BBC soap as her much-loved character Bianca Jackson later this year.

Olivia Colman shocked the nation earlier this month when it was revealed that her name is not actually Olivia Colman.

As the 45-year-old Peep Show actress was named in the Queen's birthday honours list as receiving a CBE for her services to drama it was revealed her actual name is Sarah Sinclair.

The Favourite star - born Sarah Caroline Colman - changed her name from to Olivia when she launched her acting career as Sarah Colman was already registered with the Actors Equity Association. She then married husband Ed Sinclair, making her Sarah Sinclair.

Palmer rose to fame as Albert Square's Bianca Jackson, first appearing in EastEnders in 1993.

This will be her third return to the soap since Bianca first left Walford in 1999. In 2002 she appeared in a two-part special Ricky & Bianca and she then returned to the soap from 2008-2014.

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