EastEnders star Carol Harrison makes dig at soap as she talks regret taking role

EastEnders star Carol Harrison has made a dig at the soap, saying she regrets being a part of the show.

Carol, 65, was on Loose Women yesterday and began reflecting on the time she was a regular on the beloved BBC soap.

She revealed how she was typecast after playing the role of Louise Raymond, with the character having an affair with her own daughter Tiffany's husband Grant Mitchell.

The star told the Loose Women ladies yesterday: "It was a difficult time.

"I took myself out of the spotlight because a lot of the parts I was being offered were strangely these same sort of parts: older women who were predatory on young men.

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"I wanted to play what a woman in her 40s would be, who's seen a bit of life, sassy and taking on the world, and with a bit more experience."

Carol really opened up about being an actress on the show. She revealed the shocking revelation that she wishes she'd never done it in the first place.

She said: "What I’ve come out to say, and I’ve never really said before, is that in some ways I really wish I hadn’t have taken that part because I’d never really been typecast before.

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"At first it was fabulous because she was all of those things that us glorious women are when we get over 40, which was sassy and outspoken, but it went downhill.

"I loved Louise at the beginning, but I didn’t like the way that women of that age were being represented and I felt some sort of responsibility to it and I felt helpless.

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"It was the regime at that time, I don’t think it’s like that any more."

Carol has continued acting since her time on the soap, and is now in Thunder Girls, a play alongside Coronation Street's Beverley Callard and Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan.

EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC1

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