Lola Pearce

Growing up in foster care, Lola expects to be given nothing from life... that's why she takes it herself.

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First appearance: 12th July 2011
Address: Basement Flat, 89 George Street
Occupation: Unemployed Apprentice Beautician

Bright as a button but with a mouth that runs away with her, Lola is wild. A self-reliant person who does what she has to do in order to get what she wants, she's not to be messed with.

What you looking at!Lola Pearce

  • Education: Quit Walford High in Year 11
  • Distinguishing features: Platinum blonde hair and navel piercing
  • Favourite food: Cod and chips and saveloy with gherkin
  • Personal habits: Drinking and stealing
  • Criminal record: Petty crime, arrested and tagged for criminal damage

After her mother abandoned her when she was just three, Lola was passed on to her gran by a father who just wanted to carry on with his life. She saw him occasionally - when he wasn't in prison - but he is no more than a distant figure in her life. Lola's gran did her best, but when Lola was nine she was taken into care. Not that she minded - it seemed like luxury to her.

Lola learned a few valuable life skills in care - none of them strictly legal. But though she has an eye for mischief, Lola's always been too wary to get into really big trouble.

Though Lola has a hard edge, she's loyal and loving to those she can trust. She loves her 'pops', Billy Mitchell, ferociously and when she got pregnant with Ben Mitchell's baby, nothing could prepare her for the overwhelming love that being a mother to baby Lexi would bring her.

However, after getting into a fight by defending pal Abi, Lexi was taken away from Lola, breaking her heart. But after learning that Lexi was actually his granddaughter, Phil Mitchell was on the case, desperate to get the last remaining part of his family back into the fold. It was a tough time for Lola; Phil clearly thought he knew best and made several attempts to sabotage Lola getting Lexi back, but in the end, he realised that Lola deserved her daughter back in her life. He finally admitted in court that he couldn't think of a better person to raise Lexi, and mother and daughter were finally re-united.

Love finally reared its head for Lola, in the unlikely shape of Peter Beale. Despite the pair trying to avoid their feelings for one another, they finally got together - with a little help from Walford's resident cupid couple; Poppy and Fatboy.

Lola was delighted when Phil seemed to accept her relationship with Peter, but little did she know that he was making plans to ensure a Beale didn’t infiltrate the Mitchell family.

Taking their relationship to the next level, Billy agreed to let Peter move in with Lola, much to Phil's distaste. Will it be a happy ending though?

Danielle Harold

  • Danielle's first appearance on TV was in Jamie's Dream School, where she was seen as one of the brightest students.
  • After going to acting school, Danielle auditioned for several soap operas, before landing the part of Lola here in EastEnders

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