EastEnder Melissa axed over “bad behaviour”
The Daily Star reports that Melissa, who was photographed leaving a nightclub recently, despite being only 17, was issued with a final warning by the show’s bosses to “behave.”
However, it seems she didn’t heed their warning and as a result, has been fired.
The paper reports that the show’s executives took the decision to axe Melissa, who of course plays Lucy Beale, after “raunchy” pictures of her turned up online. One apparently depicts Melissa holding a lollipop to her face with a caption that read, “Suck me for pleasure.”
The article added, “In the pictures she’s also seen smoking and posing provocatively in a lacy black bra.”
A show source told the paper, “Melissa has been hauled before bosses on a number of occasions for her behaviour and attitude outside work…
“In the end they made the decision to let her go.
“The way she’s been behaving out of work over the last few months is not acceptable.
“Melissa is 17 and wants to go out, have fun and do what she likes.
“But that kind of behaviour doesn’t work when you’re on a show like EastEnders.
“She was given a warning a couple of months back after she was photographed going into a London club.
“So when things didn’t improve they had no choice but to write her out of the show.”
And a show spokesperson told the paper, “Melissa will be leaving in the summer. She’s had a fantastic six years and we wish her the best of luck.
“Her exit will be dramatic, just like you would expect of a character like Lucy.”