Former EastEnders star Jessie Wallace says she is ‘very shaken’ after two ‘drunk’ allegedly threw glasses at her and split an actor’s head open after she refused to give out her autograph in a pub.
Wallace, who played Queen’s Vic landlady Kat Slater in the soap, was apparently attacked by two fans at The Partridge pub in Bromley, south London, on Thursday at about 8.20pm.
The 46-year-old actress is starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime at the Churchill Theatre and was enjoying a quiet drink with the show’s other performers when she was approached.
Jessie Wallace allegedly had glasses thrown at her after refusing to sign an autograph
Jessie Wallace played Queen Vic landlady Kat Slater in the long-running soap EastEnders
Lesley Ashmall, who was in the pub at the time, said: ‘There was a nice atmosphere until these two drunks were asking Jessie for a photograph.
‘They were hassling her for a photo and she said no because they were too drunk.’
The former EastEnders star said she was shaken after the row in The Partridge in Bromley, South London
Jessie Wallace is currently starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in which she plays The Wicked Queen
She said it was at this stage that the two men started throwing glasses around the pub and punched fellow pantomime performer Jason Sutton, allegedly splitting his head open.
‘They must have broken six glasses, then they smashed the actor who was playing Nurse Nancy,’ she said. ‘After that they ran out of the pub.’
Lesley said Jessie, who is playing The Wicked Queen in the pantomime, was furious after Jason Sutton was left needing medical attention.
Wallace and fellow cast members were drinking in The Partridge at the time of the alleged attack
The actress was drinking with fellow cast members when one of them was reportedly injured in the assault
‘Everyone was fine apart from Jason who needed stitches,’ she said. ‘He’s only a small guy.
‘He’s going to have a real shiner.
‘The police and the ambulance came. I’m surprised nobody was worse off, they started chucking glasses at her.
‘She was furious with what happened.’
Today, her agent said Ms Wallace had been left ‘very shaken’ by the incident.
Jessie Wallace is pictured playing The Wicked Queen in the pantomime and one of her fellow cast members was allegedly left needing stitches after the row
Phil Dale said: ‘Although very shaken by the intrusion into her private time with her family and friends, Jessie is looking forward to being back on stage in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs today.’
Staff at the Partridge have so far declined to comment on the incident, which saw several police officers attend.
No arrests have been made and enquiries continue according to Met Police.
Ms Ashmall posted on Twitter: ‘Interesting evening in Bromley pub. 2 men attacked @JessieWallaceUK and her friends: unprovoked. She’s in panto here. Men fled.’
A spokesman for the pub said they were unable to comment.