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EXCLUSIVE: Jessie Wallace's nightclub arrest is a desperate ‘cry for help’

EASTENDERS star Jessie Wallace is in “desperate need of help” after receiving an official “warning” from the BBC following her arrest outside a nightclub in Suffolk.  

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The Kat Slater actress was arrested outside the Verve nightclub in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday after allegedly assaulting a police officer.  

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Now a spokesperson for the BBC has told the press that the 50-year-old has “expressed her deep regret” after being handed a “clear warning” from show bosses.  

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Jessie Wallace plays Kat Slater in Eastenders. Picture: BBC

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"Senior bosses have spoken to Jessie Wallace about the incident and issued a clear warning that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable, and Jessie has expressed her deep regret," said a BBC spokesperson. 

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The incident came just days after the TV soap star was spotted walking bare foot from the Soap Awards in London – she was even spotted hugging a security guard.  

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Speaking exclusively to The Entertainment Gazette, one celebrity and PR expert in Hollywood claims Jessie is in “desperate need of help” and could face being sacked from the beeb. 

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Jessie was arrested outside Verve nightclub in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday. Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

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Brian Scott Gross of BSG PR said: “From the [newspaper] reports, it seems that Jessie is involved in multiple [drinking] incidents. 

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“She is someone in desperate need of help more than anything else.  

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“Work aside, Jessie needs a support system in place where the people around her who care about her wellbeing will properly help her get healthy first.” 

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Speaking of the TV star’s return to Eastenders, Mr Gross added: “It's very hard to even fathom working again when someone commits repeat offences and is in need of help.” 

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A Hollywood PR expert has said Jessie is in desperate need of some help. Picture: BBC

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Asked whether he thought the BBC would sack Jessie following the ordeal, the showbiz expert added: “It seems the BBC would have their legal department go through the contract they have with her. 

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“They will ultimately decide if sacking her is the [right] decision, though you also hope the powers-that-be will see this as the cry for help that it is and support her in the right way.” 

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A confrontation between Wallace and a police officer reportedly occurred outside the Verve nightclub in Bury St Edmunds early on Sunday morning (June 19). 

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A spokesperson for Suffolk Police said: “A 50-year-old woman was arrested early on Sunday morning in St Andrew's Street, Bury St Edmunds, on suspicion of assaulting a police officer/drunk and disorderly conduct. 

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“[She] was released without charge after receiving a conditional caution.” 

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