EastEnders viewers open-mouthed as they spot ‘Coronation Street character’ in cafe scene


FANS of EastEnders were seeing double, or so they thought, as it appeared that Coronation Street’s Sarah Platt has popped by.

If you are a regular EastEnders‘ viewer, you mahave been left scratching your head when a lookalike of Tina O’Brien seemed to be having a cuppa in Kathy’s cafe.

Coronation Street fans saw a striking resemblance to Sarah Platt

It would be quite some commute from the fictional town of Weatherfield in Greater Manchester, where Coronation Street is set to the also fictional borough of Walford, which is home to EastEnders.

After a double-take and realising that Sarah Platt would never turn her back on Roy Cropper’s fine dining, fans realised it was an extra just having a lovely time on set.

One fan on Twitter said: “Had to look twice to see if it was her haha.”

Now able to focus on what was happening in the scene, fans saw all the drama unfold as Eve Unwin, played by Heather Peace, went on an intoxicated rant at Suki Panesar.

Eve is Stacy Slater’s new wife after the pair met and got married in prison.

Their relationship is more of a business transaction. Stacy admitted to mum Jean that they only married so Eve could prove to probation officers that she had somewhere stable to live after leaving prison.

As the argument goes on, Stacey enters the cafe to see Eve’s drunkenly shouting at Suki as Eve reveals that she’s meeting her probation officer. 

Taking her home, you can see delight across Suki’s face, and we find out why later when she tells them that they are being evicted.

In a desperate attempt to help sober her about, Stacey helps cover things with the probation officer.

Seeing their perfect opportunity Suki and Kheerat appear as the probation officer is leaves.

Grovelling Stacey asks Kheerat to do something, but viewers are left wondering if she will, in fact, help.

The pair certainly look alike side-on