EastEnders star Katie Jarvis admits racist attack after yelling ‘black lives don’t matter’ in seaside brawl

EASTENDERS star Katie Jarvis has admitted screaming "black lives don't matter" in a racist seaside brawl.

The actress, 30, was seen on video having a row with a group of other women outside a bar in Southend, Essex, in July 2020.



She has today pleaded guilty to one count of racially aggravated harassment and one count of common assault.

Jarvis had previously denied the charges, and will be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Wednesday.

The racially aggravated harassment was against Michelle Antonio and others, while the common assault was of Toby Groom.

The actress – who played the soap's Hayley Slater – arrived at the court this morning.

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She was seen talking on the phone outside.

Jarvis – who had no acting experience – made her on-screen debut in 2009.

She starred in the lead role of Mia in the critically acclaimed film Fish Tank.

Jarvis went on to play Hayley Slater in EastEnders.

The character was most known for her fling with Kat Slater's husband Alfie Moon which left her pregnant with baby daughter Cherry.


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