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As soon as she arrived in Walford with her fake tan, heavy make-up and hoop earrings, Kat was a dose of Viagra to the men of Albert Square.
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|First appearance:||18th September 2000|
|Address:||46 Albert Square (The Queen Vic)|
|Occupation:||Market stall holder|
Her mum had died, dad was grieving and nan (Mo) was touting stolen meat off the back of lorries (some things never change). Kat had her eye on the Square's eligible bachelors (although married men weren't necessarily off the menu either).
Oi, what you lookin' at?Kat Moon
- Usual drinks: V&T
- Cravings: Beetroot when pregnant with Tommy
- Likes: Watching Sex and the City, clubbing and steaks
- Dislikes: Live fish in restaurants
- Criminal record: Went to prison in 2005 and a caution in 2010
Kat wasted very little time establishing herself as a drama queen by shocking everyone with the revelation that her youngest sister, Zoe was in fact her daughter. Then she stole her dishy doctor boyfriend for good measure.
Unwanted pregnancies, suicide attempts, miscarriages - Kat has been through it all. But it was her relationship with Alfie that changed everything. However, the baby swap scandal and those traumatic months where Kat thought that baby Tommy was dead had a huge impact on her and Alfie's relationship.
While their marriage seemed to recover, it didn't take long for Kat's eye to wander. She had an affair with a mystery man. At first, Alfie forgave her. But when he found out it was Derek Branning? It was game over for Kat and Alfie.
Now Derek is dead, the decree nisi for her divorce from Alfie has come through, and Kat’s left staring woefully at him as Roxy turns bridezilla. Just outside the doors of The Vic, Kat has found her calling in life by joining forces with Bianca to run a market stall. We knew that loud voice was meant for something! In her down time from work, it didn't take her long to find herself back in the arms of Michael Moon... but now Michael has bigger things to worry about with Janine's return to The Square, and Kat has decided the best way she can help is by being his friend...
Kat managed to find a kindred spirit in Whitney, who she helped to find some closure on her past experiences, reassuring her that she was not the bad person she thought she was. In turn, Whitney assured Kat that it was never too late to change her behaviour as well...
With Alfie and Roxy away, Kat found herself back working behind the Queen Vic bar. But it was shortlived, as when the couple returned, the first thing they did was get rid of Kat. When Alfie confessed that he had to stay away from her for the sake of his marriage, Kat gave him a few home truths; she was not to blame for their relationship issues. But the two couldn't stay mad at one another, and soon found comfort in each other following Michael's death.
As Alfie and Roxy's wedding drew closer, Kat found it harder to deal with losing Alfie for good. So as half of The Square were out celebrating with the Hens and Stags, Kat downed a bottle of wine with Bianca, vowing to move on with her life. However, as quickly as Bianca left, Alfie stumbled into Kat's house and it wasn't long before he went in for a kiss, just like old times. But with her new life plan, Kat couldn't continue the kiss - as much as she wanted to - and pushed Alfie away. Guilt ridden, Kat decided it was definitely time for her to move on, and move away...
But Bianca couldn't let anything get in the way of true love, so when Kat was preparing to leave for the aiport, she stepped in and offered to drive her in Terry's cab. However, Kat didn't realise that her bestie was actually taking her to Alfie and Roxy's wedding. When Kat did realise, she reluctantly went into the church, but it was too late, as Alfie had said 'I do'. She eventually made it to the airport and even managed to make her flight but unfortunately she didn't make it to Spain - because a love crazed Alfie chased her to the airport, professed his love and eventually convinced her to get off the plane. Kat was reunited with her man in the moon and all is right with the world again... or at least until they get back to Walford!
Although Kat attempted to be discreet and take things slowly with Alfie, it soon became apparent that it was her and Alfie against the world... or against the Mitchells at least. With The Vic up for sale, it seems their happily ever after will have to wait. Things went from bad to worse when Phil sold Alfie’s other beauty, his Ford Capri car. It seemed even Kat’s powers of persuasion wasn’t enough to smooth things over, as Phil soon revealed the newly reformed couple would be out of The Vic… at Christmas!
- Jessie used to be a make-up artist and made up Nigel Harman when he appeared in Mamma Mia.
- Jessie owns a shih-tzu dog called Bailey and a cat called Elvis.
- Jessie's biggest heroine of all time is actress Joan Collins.
- Jessie left school at 15 and worked behind a bar and on a market stall before taking a City and Guilds in theatrical make-up.
- She then worked as a make-up artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company for two years.
- Jessie gave up her make-up job to study drama at the Poor School in King's Cross, London. She worked as a cleaner and a wig maker to support herself through college.
- Jessie first graced our screens in a 1995 episode of The Bill and has since been in BBC One dramas A Class Apart, The Dinner Party, BBC Four's Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of the Music Hall, BBC One's sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 and ITV's Wild at Heart.