In a sneak peek at fresh EastEnders scenes, Lola Pearce needs Jay Brown’s help.
In the episode, which will air on Monday, October 17 at 7.30 p.m. on BBC One, poorly Lola experiences a dizzy spell outside after the couple tells Martin Fowler that they’re giving their relationship another try.
This is the start of her tragic brain tumor exit plot, developed in collaboration with advocacy organizations Macmillan Cancer Support and Brain Tumor Research by the soap opera.
Danielle Harold, an actress, commented on her character’s diagnosis, saying, “It means so much to be trusted with a storyline like this – one that’s close to many people’s hearts.
Unfortunately, many of our viewers will be able to relate to Lola’s story, and it has been heartbreaking to speak with and hear the stories from the families affected by brain tumors.
“I’m so fortunate to have them because they’ve been so amazing about sharing their experiences with me. Without their assistance, I couldn’t carry out this plot.”
Producer of EastEnders Chris Clenshaw continued, saying, “It was important for us to collaborate with Macmillan and Brain Tumour Research to take on, and accurately present, such a profound and emotional storyline for Lola, one that many viewers may relate to.
“Danielle has thoughtfully and sympathetically described the realities of receiving a brain tumor diagnosis. We hope that the audience can relate to this plot and that we have accurately and sensitively portrayed it.
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