Actress Gillian is best known as one of the most loved characters in the iconic British soap, EastEnders where she played Kathy Beale before leaving in 1998.
Famed for her gritty drama performances, Gillian has also appeared in Casualty, The Bill and Footballer’s Wives and in recent years took part in entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing. As well as the small screen, Gillian appeared on stages across the UK this year in musical Girls Night alongside her sister, Kim. Gillian has also become a favourite panellist on Loose Women, where she doesn't shy away from voicing her strong opinions!
Gillian now lives in Hertfordshire with her 2 children. In 2009, she split from her businessman husband after 23 years of marriage. On her notoriously rocky relationship, Gillian said splitting was ‘a tough decision, but the right one.' She remains positive about her love life and she says 'I'm a huge romantic. I definitely haven't given up on men. I'd love to fall in love again. Why not? You're never too old for romance.'