Former EastEnders star Martine McCutcheon swamped by messages of support after being declared bankrupt

Is her perfect moment over?

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First she couldn’t get a hit after "Perfect Moment", then she got dropped from the Activa adverts and now Martine McCutcheon is bankrupt.

The ex-EastEnders star filed for insolvency at Kingston-Upon-Thames County Court yesterday, and today said she was "truly touched" by words of support from her fans.

She said: "I can't begin to express my love and gratitude for such kind and encouraging messages. I'm truly so touched. I love you guys. Thank you."

McCutcheon petitioned yesterday in her given name Marine Kimberley Sherri Ponting. Bankruptcy trustees KPMG said the actress’s “largest creditor” was Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

The 36-year-old, who lives in Esher, Surrey, will be discharged from bankruptcy on 2 January 2014.

"We are now responsible for administering her estate and are in the process of establishing the individual's assets and liabilities; the largest creditor being Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs," KPMG's David Standish, who was appointed joint trustee in bankruptcy of McCutcheon by the Secretary of State on 24 January 2013, said.

McCutcheon's management declined to comment on their client.

The actress became a household name in the 90’s for playing Tiffany Mitchell in EastEnders.

Her 1999 one hit wonder "Perfect Moment" reached the number one spot in five countries and she later won a Laurence Olivier Award for best actress as Eliza Doolittle in the musical My Fair Lady in 2002.