EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison – who of course plays Heather Trott and who has been axed from the show – has married her Moroccan toy-boy, 25 year old Yassine Al-Jermoni in a ceremony held in Surrey yesterday.
However, it was actually the couple’s second wedding; the first took place in Morocco in June of this year. The wedding ceremony yesterday took place at the prestigious Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club, and it’s understood that a number of Cheryl’s EastEnders co-stars attended the event.
47 year old Cheryl said of Yassine coming to the UK, “I’ve been waiting so long for Yassine to come to Britain.
“The last time I saw him was in August, it’s the longest we’ve been apart.”
Cheryl added to the Daily Mirror, “My son Alex was so excited – we were instantly like a little family.”
Cheryl – whose real name is Cheryl Ann Campbell – met her new husband over the internet 18 months ago, and has since spent her time jetting between Britain and Morocco to spend as much time as she could with Yassine.
She’s even said that she may move to Yassine’s home country once her son is old enough to either go with her or stay in the UK alone.
As mentioned earlier, Cheryl is leaving EastEnders this year, having first arrived as Heather in 2007, but she had a brief role on the show before that as a cell mate of Mo Harris’s (Laila Morse).
In addition to starring in EastEnders, Cheryl has also appeared in The Bill – in 2005 as prisoner Katie Williams – and in Little Britain as “Big Fat Lezza.”
She’s also had roles in The IT Crowd, Bad Girls and Casualty. She even popped up in two episodes of Doctor Who, which were entitled, The Empty Child, and, The Doctor Dances.
And in June 2008, Cheryl appeared on an EastEnders special of quiz show The Weakest Link, in which she won £22,700 for Great Ormond Street hospital charity.
Here’s a clip showing some of Cheryl’s highlights as Heather Trott…