Jessie Wallace is ‘Wild At Heart’
Former Eastenders star Jessie Wallace is to join the cast of ITV’s Wild At Heart.
Jessie departed the hit soap at Christmas 2005 as her character Kat Slater left the east of London for pasture new with Alfie Moon, played by Shane Ritchie.
In a similar vein, she will join fellow stars Amanda Holden and Stephen Tompkinson on the South African-based show, playing Essex girl Amy Kriel.
“I’m so excited about filming with such a lovely cast and I can’t wait to get started,” the actress said.
“Filming in South Africa with its variety of wild animals will be a whole new experience for me and the role of Amy is like nothing I have played before.”
While she has already started filming for the show, viewers will have to wait until episode five for her to show up as the wife of the new owner of the safari park next door to the Leopard’s Den.
The news comes soon after it was announced that former stand-up comedian Bobby Davro will join the cast of Albert Square.