EastEnders star delights fans with throwback image of young Whitney and Tiffany
EastEnders star Shona McGarty has delighted fans with a throwback picture of Whitney Dean and Tiffany Butcher.
The actress — who portrays Whitney in the BBC soap — posted the image on social media to mark the 12th anniversary since both she and Maisie Smith — who plays Tiffany — arrived in Albert Square.
Taking to Twitter, Shona said: ‘So today will mark 12 years I’ve played Whitney Dean on @bbceastenders I’ve grown up on Albert Square. I love Whit with all my heart, and love playing her. I’m so greatful to be part of the show.’
A third commented: ‘Love you massive congratulations. So proud of you for the last 12 years. From the moment since you arrived on the square till now you have Been incredible. A legend In my eyes. You deserve a recognition award for all your hard work. Be proud I am.’
Co-star Tanya Franks — who plays Rainie Branning — commented with: ‘You’re one of the greats Shona!’ while Emmerdale actress Charley Webb said: ‘And you’re brilliant’
Shona is currently at the centre of a huge storyline in EastEnders, as Whitney has found herself in trouble with the law for accidentally killing her evil stalker Leo King (Tom Wells), who was the son of abuser Tony (Chris Coghill).
Congratulations Shona on 12 years! We couldn’t imagine EastEnders without you.
EastEnders continues Monday April 6 at 8pm on BBC One.
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