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Is Heather too proud, or just let down?

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Lou | 10:00 UK time, Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!  Have you toppled over a mountain of cards this morning? Perhaps you've run out of vases to display your red roses? Or are you waiting for the Royal Mail van to drop off boxes full of gifts?

No?! Romance. Is. Officially. Dead. It looks like Heather Trott isn't so lucky in love either, or, quite frankly, anything else at the moment. Where are the violins?!

Perhaps Hev's just gotta have Faith, a-faith, a-faith...

Unlucky-in-love Hev's struggling behind closed doors to keep her head above water with baby George. Not only that, but it's one VERY cold winter and the single mum's unable to keep her electricity ticking over.

With armfuls of pride and a purseful of air, the poor love needs a lucky break. Although, if tomorrow night's EastEnders is anything to go by... I doubt she'll get one any time soon.

Don't miss Tuesday's special episode which devotes time to exhausted Hev.

Is our much-loved Heather too proud to accept help? Or have those closest to her let her down?

I'm hoping a knight in shining armour (with the name of George Michael), will come to her rescue, feed her from a cheese fondue and massage her pinkies...

Who said romance was dead? Oh, yeah... me.

Watch Tuesday, 15 February episode at 19:30.


  • Comment number 1.

    I think Heather too proud as in the end admitting she can't cope is like she is admitting her mother was right. I feel really sorry for heather as her landlord seems awful!

  • Comment number 2.

    I wanted to burst into tears when i saw what was happening to Heather and George. Ok i get that Eastenders wants to keep the show real but thats just painful to watch esp being a mum myself.

  • Comment number 3.

    poor hev so sad she has gone

  • Comment number 4.

    I cant beieve this is happening to Heather. It is so distressing, i had to switch the tv off. Please help her out.

  • Comment number 5.

    The writers have obviously lost the plot!

    Heather finally had a bit of money and what did she do? Buy some food for her hungry child? NO! She bought a box of chocolates for Dot!?!?!?

    A mother would beg, steal or borrow for her child but Heather turns down help from people.

    Anyway, as a single parent Heather would be getting benefits.

    Please writers, down insult us with this nonsense!


  • Comment number 6.

    I found this really hard to watch. Im a single mum who works part-time, and claim benefits. There is no way the citizens advise would of left Heather in that way with baby George. She would have enough to feed them both and pay for her bills. She would could get most of her council tax paid for, help with her rent etc. Heather is proud but she would put George first, like what all of us proud single Mums in that position would do.

  • Comment number 7.

    Pride is not a luxury you can afford when you have a child.

  • Comment number 8.

    Om . no heather cnt diee !! :'( she'll leave her little baby aloneeee !!
    I like heatherr ♥
    She does everything for her child !

  • Comment number 9.

    I really love Heather and i think Cheryl is so lovely as well. Heather can't die coz if she does i have no reason to watch eastenders anymore! Please writers don't kill off Heather, please let her live and when she gets better please let her get more help with her money situation and have someone come along that will truly love Heather coz she deserves it! And let her find some frineds that she CAN count on if she ever needs help. I also have to agree with some of the posters above. The scenes have been really hard to watch without bursting into tears and feeling so bad for lovely Heather! Every time i see poor Heathers little face crying i have to cry with her! I really hope that Heather doesn't die and we get to see her happy and healthy and in love!!!

  • Comment number 10.

    exactly if heather dies no point in eastenderz

  • Comment number 11.

    Bless Heather I mean I know it's a T.V programme and all but it's sad and distressing seeing her and her baby boy going through this by themselves,, but she dosen't want to admit what's going on because then it will seem as if her mother's right. I hope she dosen't die because she is a reslly loved character on the show and developed into a stong character and lets face it we all love her! xx :)

  • Comment number 12.

    Yep we all love our Heather and it is just a tv show but Heather is loved by viewers and I feel bad for her! Hope everything works out for her!

  • Comment number 13.

    Bless heather she is amazing if she dies it will be sad i dont care if its a t.v program. We all love Heather. I dont care I will miss heather. What about George. Shes devolped into a really strong character because she is totally amazing.... WE LOVE YOU HEATHER (: :)) XXXXXXX

  • Comment number 14.

    I cant beieve this is happening to Heather. It is so distressing, i had to switch the tv off. Please help her out.

  • Comment number 15.

    I feel so sorry for Heather, and i'm glad she's getting bigger storylines. I really hope she doesn't die! she's lovely bless her xxxx

  • Comment number 16.

    We love Heather!!! Ok so she's just come out of hospital and now that lazy idiot darren who hasn't done nothing since George was born to help Heather except run around with his little girlfriend is now taking Heather little boy off her. Darren hasn't helped Heather with his son in anyway until now he's not letting Heather take him back, poor Heather just come out of hospital and needs to take it easy and now she will be stressing about getting her baby back! Come on writers give our Heather a break please!!!


  • Comment number 17.

    oh bless hev i cant believe the bad luck she is having i just hope darren doesnt go though with taking george off her

  • Comment number 18.

    @maddymoon I TOTALLY agree with you ... she would get child benefit/support, working tax credits and as for not having gas or electric etc, that's ridiculous too. Any single parent with a child, especially under the age of 5, wouldn't be cut of no matter HOW much debt they were in to the energy companies. Surely most people know that, don't they Eastenders? And if not surely it's their responsibility to find out? I know that wouldn't make such a disturbing/shocking storyline and yes there are bad landlords - as someone with an Asian landlord with deep pockets and short arms myself, I've been without a working oven now for nearly 4 years. I can keep mentioning until I'm blue in the face I need another one but hey ho.

  • Comment number 19.

    Poor Hev, well at least she didn't die and her health is ok. I hate that she doesn't have her little man anymore but at least she's doing what she thinks is best for him and no-one can knock her for that! I love Heather xxx

  • Comment number 20.

    Heather i brilliant! There should be more people in the world like her!

  • Comment number 21.

    Heather is brilliant,i like the fact she still gives her last pennies to a homeless person on the tube when she's skint and feeling so low!,there should be more people in the world like her!Heather deserves everything!

  • Comment number 22.

    If there were more people like Heather in the world, the world would be a much better place! She deserves pure happiness and to be treated like a princess always. She is a beautiful person inside and out and i HATE the way this show always uses her weight and appearance to try and bring Heather down or make her feel look like a joke! It's insulting to many people out there and esp to Cheryl! Hev and Cheryl are great and make eastenders worth watching!

  • Comment number 23.

    i think Darren should look after baby George, he has got a nice place to live and he has Jodie to help him look after him. xxx

  • Comment number 24.

    Poor heather!! i felt soooo sorry for her watching that. That was so cruel of the writers to put such a sweet, caring and well loved character through that, have they seriously lost the plot? But after that horrific babyswap storyline nothing surprizes me anymore!! And for all those who think gorge is better off with darren, Remember this...sure darren can give gorge everything he needs, except the one thing he needs most of all, LOVE AND AFFECTION!! i defo can't see darren being dad of the year HE'S FAR TO INTO HIMSELF AND JODIE 2 EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT POOR BABY!! :)

    *sorry 2 all his fans out there, but i really can't stand him!!*


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