Estelle debuts in EastEnders: Sue Holderness joins as Janet’s agent

Could Estelle be a new love interest for Billy?

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Estelle made her first appearance in EastEnders last night (Monday, April 26) but who is she and who plays her?

Who is Estelle in EastEnders?

In last night’s episode, Billy Mitchell took his daughter Janet to her first photoshoot. He introduced himself to Janet’s agent, Estelle Jones.

But Estelle quickly took a liking to Billy and asked him to go for a drink. Could she be a new love interest for Billy?

Estelle made her first appearance (Credit: BBC)

Fans immediately recognised Estelle actress Sue Holderness from Only Fools and Horses.

Sue famously played Marlene in the legendary sitcom in the 1980s and 90s.

However were shocked by Estelle’s “posh” voice in EastEnders.

What else has Sue Holderness been in?

In Only Fools and Horses, Marlene was married to Boycie.

The couple regularly propped up the bar at The Nag’s Head with all the regulars like Del Boy, Rodney, Uncle Albert and Denzil.

Sue Holderness in Only Fools And Horses
Estelle played Marlene in Only Fools and Horses (Credit: BritBox)

In that sitcom, Marlene and Boycie had to flee Peckham to get away from the Driscoll brothers. They soon settled on a farm in Shropshire.

Marlene appeared in the show from 1985 until 2003, and then appeared in spin-off The Green Green Grass.

Sue has also had roles in sitcom Dear John, Heartbeat, Doctors, Casualty and Holby City.

What’s next for Estelle in EastEnders?

In tonight’s episode of the BBC soap (Tuesday, April 27) Honey goes to pick Janet up from the photoshoot and she explains that the other children treated her like a baby.

As Honey comforts her, Estelle approaches Honey and asks for her permission to go on a date with Billy.

Soon another mother approaches Honey and makes a passing comment about how much the children get paid. But Honey is taken aback as the figures don’t add up.

Honey speaks to one of the other mums but finds out Janet is being paid less (Credit: BBC)

Later this week Honey boldly asks Estelle why Janet is being paid less than the other children but Estelle fobs her off.

Later at Ruby’s, Honey is badmouthing Estelle not realising that Billy and Estelle are on their date overhearing everything.

EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One.

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Charlotte Rodrigues
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Charlotte Rodrigues joined Entertainment Daily in April 2018, as Audience Engagement Executive. A huge soap fan, Charlotte then became Senior Soap Writer, delivering the latest storylines and spoilers to our followers.