EastEnders' Shona McGarty wants 'tacky wedding' for Whitney Dean
EastEnders' Shona McGarty wants her alter-ego Whitney Dean to have a "really tacky wedding" in the near future.
The 24-year-old actress - who has played the vulnerable bar worker for eight years - is desperate for her character to walk down the aisle and get hitched but believes the nuptials will be outrageous and her dress will be covered in lights.
She explained: "I'd love Whitney to have a really tacky wedding. I'm going to put that out there and make it happen. I'd love to wear a big dress with lights on."
However, a wedding for Whitney looks a little while off yet as her relationship with ex-Army boy Lee Carter (Danny-Boy Hatchard) is set to crumble before her eyes after she develops feelings for her beau's father Mick (Danny Dyer).
And things are set to rack up a level in coming weeks when Whitney leans in for a smooch with the hunky pub landlord.
She said: "It will definitely have a huge impact on the Carters. I don't think Lee will be very impressed. If I found out one of my best friends had kissed my dad, I wouldn't be happy!"
And it's not just her relationship with Lee that will become fractured as her obsession with Mick will no doubt cause friction between her and his new wife Linda (Kellie Bright).
She added to InsideSoap magazine: "It's sure to jeopardise her relationship with Linda as well. It's all a bit cringey!"