EastEnders star Danielle Harold says Lola “will do anything” to keep baby Lexi!
But in a forthcoming storyline, it looks like her antics are going to finally cost her dearly when her social worker takes baby Lexi into care after Lola is once again in trouble with the police.
However, for once, it isn’t actually her fault that she ends up in strife with the law again as it’s a former friend, Alexa – who’s now heading up her own girl gang – who causes the trouble.
Speaking to Soaplife, Danielle Harold, who plays Lola, explained what’s coming up after Lola is arrested again.
She said, “Lola panics. She’s desperate not to lose her baby. Very desperate…”
Danielle revealed that before Lola’s arrest, and when social worker Trish calls round, Lexi has a cough, and she’s unimpressed that Lola hasn’t taken the baby to the GP.
She said, “Lola thinks she’s a good mum, but Lexi has a bad cough and Trish is not happy that Lola hasn’t been to the doctor with her.”
Danielle added that things get worse when Lola doesn’t take Lexi to the Mother & Baby group.
She said, “Lexi’s been up all night and is finally sleeping peacefully. Billy persuades Lola to let her sleep and go to the group without her.
“The tutor makes out Lola is stupid for turning up without the baby because it’s a practical lesson and says she’ll have to tell her social worker.
“She’s angry, but doesn’t really think anything is going to happen at this point. She’s trying her best to show she can cope.
“She just wants to be a good mum and give Lexi a better childhood than her own.”
Then Lola bumps into a face from that troubled childhood. Alexa…
Of that, Danielle said, “Alexa was Lola’s best friend in care. She looked up to her and named Lexi after her.
“But when she first sees her in Walford she doesn’t admit she has a baby in case Alexa tries to get her into trouble.
“Alexa and her gang start picking on Abi and Alexa slaps her. Lola steps in and when Alexa realises Lola has a baby she threatens to hurt her.
“Lola completely flips and punches Alexa square on the nose. But she doesn’t realise Alexa’s gang were filming her and the police turn up later to arrest her for assault.
“Lola’s very scared. It’s a huge shock when she’s arrested.
“Her biggest fear is Social Services will take her baby away and she will end up in care like Lola did.”
Well sadly for Lola, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, but it as yet remains to be seen if Lola can get Lexi back.
Don’t miss that drama begin next week.