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Shona McGarty wants Christmas Day with EastEnders cast

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Shona McGarty wants Christmas Day with EastEnders cast

Shona McGarty wishes she could spend Christmas Day (25.12.15) with her 'EastEnders' co-stars.

The 24-year-old actress - who plays Whitney Dean - admits her castmates are like "family" to her and she likes to spend as much time as possible with them.

She said: "There's so many exciting people coming back to the show and joining the cast.

"It's a really lovely place to work at the moment, everyone there is like family to me. If I could spend Christmas Day with the 'EastEnders' cast, I would."

Though the cast all get on well, Shona admits they don't get many opportunities to socialise together.

She said: "We try to [go out together] but our schedules are so hectic that it makes it hard.

"Some weeks we start work at seven in the morning, so there's not much room for hangovers or feeling tired."

The actress enjoyed filming a special dance routine for Children in Need last month because she got to work with her co-star Richard Blackwood for the first time.

She said: "I loved it so much I was turning up for rehearsals even when I wasn't supposed to.

"I was partnered with Richard Blackwood, which was so nice as we haven't filmed any scenes together yet."