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EastEnders star terrified about storyline

1 of 1 Maddy Hill pictured at the recent National Television Awards in the UK
Maddy Hill pictured at the recent National Television Awards in the UK

Actress Maddy Hill, who plays Nancy Carter on Eastenders, has said that she was initially "terrified" about her current epilepsy storyline.

Hill explained: "When I first found out that Nancy had epilepsy, I was absolutely terrified, just because I knew nothing about the illness."

Speaking in a behind-the-scenes video, she added: "I didn't know anyone who had epilepsy and I was very aware of wanting to be respectful to people who suffer with such a massive thing in day-to-day life.

"I imagine - this is something I don't know yet - but I imagine it is going to affect her quite hugely. Look, it's the reason she couldn't go to the army. It holds her back a lot and I can't imagine that not resurfacing."

The charity Epilepsy Action has said that he advised EastEnders on the story and praised the soap for raising awareness of the condition.


 


 

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