EastEnders star Jessie Wallace suspended after 'incident' during filming

EastEnders star Jessie Wallace 'suspended' from Kat Slater role over 'incident'

EastEnders star Jessie Wallace has been suspended from the BBC soap following an alleged "incident" that took place during filming, according to reports.

The actress, who plays Kat Slater in the long-running soap, will be "temporarily written out" of upcoming plots.

A source told The Sun: "Jessie was clearly tipsy and got very verbal. She made an a*** out of herself — it's was quite sad to see.

"She's been given two months to sort herself out and bosses hope she'll return in a better frame of mind."

Wallace was previously suspended from the soap in the mid-2000s because of her alcohol consumption.

"Scriptwriters are currently coming up with a storyline to explain Kat's temporary exit from Walford," another source told The Mirror.

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "We don't comment on artist's contracts."

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Jessie Wallace with some of the Eastenders cast at Party In The Park.
Jessie Wallace and Michelle Ryan out in London. Full length. ©Doug Peters/allaction.co.uk
EastEnders stars Martin Kemp and Jessie Wallace with their 'What's on TV' Award for sexiest male and female soap stars during the fourth annual British Soap awards at BBC Television Centre in London. * The ceremony is hosted by Matthew Kelly.
Jessie Wallace and mum out in London. Three quarter length. ©Doug Peters/allaction.co.uk
Jessie Wallace at Chelmsford Magistrates Court for a Pre-trial hearing for drink driving charges. She pleaded Not Guilty and the case has now been adjourned until later in the year. She left court in a police car. Full length. ©Doug Peters/allaction.co.uk
Jessie Wallace at Chelmsford Magistrates Court for a Pre-trial hearing for drink driving charges. She pleaded Not Guilty and the case has now been adjourned until later in the year. She left court in a police car. Full length. ©Doug Peters/allaction.co.uk
Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace arrive for the British Soap Awards 2003 at BBC Television Centre in west London. The awards ceremony, hosted by Des O'Connor and Melanie Sykes, honours television's most popular performers.
Jessie Wallace with her Sexiest Female award during the British Soap Awards 2003 at BBC Television Centre in west London. The awards ceremony, hosted by Des O'Connor and Melanie Sykes, honours television's most popular performers.
Eastenders Jessie Wallace with her Best Soap Actress Award and Shane Richie with his Best Newcomer Award at the TV Quick awards at the Dorchester Hotel, in London.
Jessie Wallace and Shane at The National TV Awards, the Royal Albert Hall, London.
EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace, real name Karen Wallace accompanied by her boyfriend David Morgan, (right)leaves Southend Magistrates Court after being found guilty of drink driving. Wallace, who plays the character Kat Slater in the BBC soap, was banned from driving for three years and fined 1,000 after failing a breath test in March.
Jessie Wallace with Best Soap award during the British Soap Awards at BBC TV Centre in west London.
Kacey Ainsworth (right) and Jessie Wallace, during the TV Baftas, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London.
Jessie Wallace, Fern Britton and Kacey Ainsworth in the press room.
Jessie Wallace (left), with daughter Tallulah Lilac, arrives at the premiere of Disney's High School Musical - Live on Stage at the Hammersmith Apollo, London.
Jessie Wallace (centre) accepts a 416,435 cheque on behalf of Breast Cancer Care Campaign, donated by Debenhams, at Debenhams department store on Oxford Street, London.
Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie arriving for the 2011 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Tina O'Brien (left) presents the TV Soap Personality award to Jessie Wallace at the TRIC (Television and Radio Industries Club) Awards held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
Graham Norton (standing left),(left to right seated) Kim Cattrall, Jessie Wallace, Lee Mack and members of The Saturdays, during the recording of The Graham Norton Show at the London Studios in London, to be transmitted on BBC One, Friday June 24th.
Jessie Wallace during the recording of The Graham Norton Show at the London Studios in London, to be transmitted on BBC One, Friday June 24th.
Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie with the Soap and Continuing Drama Award for Eastenders, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
(Far Left) Imelda Staunton and Shane Richie with (Second right) Jessie Wallace with the best Soap and Continuing Drama Award for Eastenders, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Shane Richie (right), Jessie Wallace and Danny Dyer (left) arriving on a London Red Bus for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Jessie Wallace and Shane Ritchie arriving at the 2014 TV Choice Awards, The Park Lane Hilton, London.
Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie during the 2015 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Guests (left to right) Pam St Clement, Shane Richie, Jessie Wallace, June Brown and John Altman during filming of a special episode of the Graham Norton Show to celebrate 30 years of EastEnders, at the London Studios, south London, which will be aired on Monday 16th February.
Guests (left to right) John Altman, Letitia Dean, June Brown, Pam St Clement and Jessie Wallace during filming of a special episode of the Graham Norton Show to celebrate 30 years of EastEnders, at the London Studios, south London, which will be aired on Monday 16th February.
Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace with Danny Dyer with the award for Best Serial Drama Performance pictured backstage at the National Television Awards 2016, at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 20, 2016. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire.
EastEnders actors Shane Ritchie and Jessie Wallace (right) during a photocall at Edinburgh Castle, as they are to star in Peter JamesÕ comedy thriller The Perfect Murder for a week-long run at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh.
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