Appeal of TV’S Beale
GILLIAN Taylforth has revealed the secret behind her youthful glow. Eastenders’ Kathy Beale, who turned heads at the Soap Awards, said she has to put in a lot of effort to stay in such great shape.
She said: “I’m always in the gym. I went on holiday for two weeks recently and I was working out for two days.
“It takes a lot. It doesn’t come easy. I’m telling you. It’s hard work.”
Gillian, 62, said her fruit-infused drinks are keeping her looking young but make her the butt of jokes on set.
“They all laugh at me. I hope it’s all paying off,” she added.
Gillian made a shock return to Albert Square in 2015 after it was revealed her character’s death had been faked.
Now she would love to stay in Walford.
She said: “I’m hoping I’m going to be signing a new deal. My contract is nearly up and I would really love to stay, but you never know because it’s up to the powers that be.
“I’ve been here three years this year, it’s gone so quickly. I absolutely love it.”