EastEnders Jessie Wallace stocks up on BBQ supplies after rowdy night out at the weekend


EastEnders star Jessie Wallace hit the shops for supplies after surviving a rowdy night out at the pub.

The actress, 48, who plays feisty Kat Slater, picked up firewood and BBQ supplies in a strapless pink playsuit with yellow flowers and pink slides.

Jessie Wallace, 42, plays Kat Slater on EastEnders

She topped off the summery look with a chic cropped leather jacket and oversized sunglasses.

Jessie wore her long brunette hair down around her shoulders in a on trend tousled look as she completed the shop run on the sunny London Wednesday.

Her BBQ supplies run came just days after she was spotted living it up at a north London pub at the weekend.

She was there for at least two and a half hours and at one point broke into song.

She popped out in London to pick up BBQ supplies, including firewood

It comes after a rowdy weekend at a pub in North London

An onlooker said: “Jessie was on cracking form – she was tucking into the drinks, and generously getting the rounds in.

“At one point she couldn’t even wait to get back to her table, and just nailed her drink standing up on the street.”

In January the actress was suspended from the long-running BBC1 soap after being drunk on set filming for the show’s 35 year special.

Furious bosses reportedly made the decision to write her out of the series for two months to allow her to “sort herself out”.

She was spotted downing G&Ts and having a great time

Earlier this month Jessie returned to Elstree studios to begin socially distanced filming.

While Beeb execs are unlikely to be too impressed with her latest drinking exploits last Sunday, a show insider said no further action will be taken.

A source added: “Jessie was socialising in her free time, and has reported to work as normal so she will not need to be spoken to.”

Jessie first joined EastEnders as Alfie Moon’s – played by Shane Richie – girlfriend in 2000, quickly becoming one of the drama’s most popular characters.

One onlooker said Jessie was in ‘cracking form’

The duo had a five-year break from our screens before returning in the autumn of 2010 for another five years, when they left to appear in their own six-part BBC series, Redwater.

Kat Slater is one of the most popular characters on EastEnders

She first appeared on the BBC soap in 2000

She reprised the role of Kat again in 2018 – and once again hit the headlines. After arriving drunk at the British Soap Awards, she was put in a taxi home before the ceremony had even started.

And in 2003 the actress was banned from the road for three years and fined £1,000 for drink driving.

She was one and a half times over the drink drive limit after her Mercedes was stopped by police officers in Chelmsford.

The Enfield native was previously banned from the road for 15 months five years earlier for failing to take a breathalyser test.