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One half of the Beale twins, Lucy's life has already been quite eventful. With a mum like Cindy Beale, that's only to be expected.
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|First appearance:||16th December 1993|
|Address:||45 Albert Square|
|Occupation:||Manager at Butcher's Joints|
Lucy’s been held hostage, mugged, run away from home and put the frighteners on Christian and Syed, not to mention making life as difficult as possible for Ian's various love interests.
You're going to regret thisLucy Beale
- Allergies: Fabric softener
- Hobbies/Interests: She enjoys shopping, making money and spending money.
- Qualifications: Lucy cheated on her GCSEs and had to retake them.
In spite of her constant need to rebel, Lucy loves her dad and brothers dearly and is fiercely protective of her family. She played a key role in ending her dad's relationship with Mandy Salter for this very reason.
Ian's subsequent breakdown and disappearance left Lucy holding the fort, and, since his return, she was determined not to relinquish control. Having persuaded Ian to sign all his assets over to her, Lucy was the proud owner of Ian’s house, Beale’s Plaice, Cindy’s Café, the fruit and veg stall. She was also the landlady of 15a Turpin Road and 89b George Street. However, Ian decided it was time to regain control of the businesses he had built up, and at a vulnerable moment, tricked Lucy into signing them back over to him.
Lucy doesn't have much luck in love but she thought everything had changed when Joey Branning came into her life. However, her happiness was short-lived when she realised that Joey had fallen in love with his cousin, and Lucy's former BFF, Lauren.
Since then, relations between the two girls have been strained, with Lucy never missing an opportunity to pull Lauren up on her faults in front of Joey. When the pair finally split up, Lucy made sure she was on hand as a shoulder to cry on - and has yet to miss an opportunity to kick Lauren when she's been down. With Lauren's drinking spiralling out of control, it was only a matter of time before the two came to blows, and after one dig too many at Lauren's expense, Lucy received a punch in the face and a smashed-up window in Cindy's!
With Lauren in rehab, Lucy decided the time was right to give it another go with Joey... but after Ian had a quiet word about Joey leading Lucy on, that relationship has once again bitten the dust.
In between mending her friendship with Lauren and her new job at Butchers’ Joints, Lucy still tried to keep the family’s affairs in check. So when she found out about Ian’s false witness statement, she encouraged him to continue the lie in order to save the family. But with her brother being beaten by Carl, her dad missing and Denise none the wiser, it started to look like she might be finally out of her depth…
Luckily it all ended smoothly (or as smoothly as attempted murder case can be) when Max was let off.