EastEnders legend Cheryl Fergison celebrates her birthday in style – but fans can’t believe her age

EastEnders legend Cheryl Fergison celebrates her birthday in style - but fans can't believe her age https://www.instagram.com/p/ChvZvNXI35N/

EASTENDERS fans were shocked as Cheryl Fergison celebrated her birthday – insisting she looked much younger.

The actress was famous for playing Heather Trott on the soap, before her character was bumped off by Ben Mitchell.

EastEnders legend Cheryl Fergison told fans she was celebrating her birthday

Cheryl revealed yesterday that she had turned 57 and was going to spend the day in the Lake District.

The former EastEnders star wrote yesterday, alongside a selfie: “It’s just turned midnight and it’s now officially my birthday.

“Just finished hosting Karaoke night and looking forward to bed and then up for my day in and around the Lake District.

“Thank you for all the lovely messages so far and thanks in advance to all my birthday wishes.

“It’s the year of the Heinz variety ( 57) and I’m embracing it all folks because it’s all about making the most of as much as you can and living it to the fullest with the people you love .”

One told her: “Happy Birthday Cheryl. Enjoy the celebrations. You certainly don’t look your age ?????.”

Another posted: “Happy birthday Cheryl hope you have had a wonderful day ??.”

Cheryl was a regular on EastEnders since joining nearly 15 years ago, in 2007.

Her time on screen came to an end in 2012 after Heather was hit over the head with a picture frame by Ben Mitchell.

Despite being dead, the character did pop up briefly in 2016 when Dot Cotton found a mixtape with her voice on it.

Since then Cheryl has appeared in shows including Celebrity Big Brother, David Walliams sitcom Big School and the BGT star’s Christmas drama Hansel and Gretel After Ever After.

Cheryl is famous for playing Heather Trott in EastEnders

The character seen with Linda Henry’s Shirley Carter in 2009