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Cheryl Ferguson

Last updated 09 January 2020

Cheryl Ferguson

Born: Friday 27th August 1965 (age: 55)


Cheryl Fergison is an English actress most notable for playing Heather Trott in the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders.

She played Mrs Lloyd in the 2005 Doctor Who stories The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.

After training at Rose Bruford College, Fergison started playing the role of Heather Trott in June 2007. The idea of Heather was conceived by the EastEnders executive producer Diederick Santer. Prior to starring as Heather, Fergison made a brief appearance on the show as a friend of Mo Harris in 2005.

Her stage credits include Measure For Measure, for the Royal Shakespeare Company and most recently the 2006 season at the Scoop at More London.

Fergison is also known for playing Joanna Harding, the "Big Fat Lezza" in the Linda Flint sketches of Little Britain, opposite David Walliams. She also played Judy in The IT Crowd. Other British television series in which she has appeared include 'Allo 'Allo!Little Miss JocelynBad Girls and Casualty. Fergison also starred in a Keane promotional video for Atlantic, which is on the Under The Iron Sea DVD.

Fergison made her first appearance in EastEnders on 26 June 2007. She had previously appeared in the soap as a cellmate of Mo Harris.

In November 2007, Fergison participated in the Children in Need charity appeal alongside her EastEnders co-stars which was broadcast on BBC One. On 26 June 2008, she appeared on anEastEnders special of the quiz show The Weakest Link and emerged victorious. She won £22,700 for Great Ormond Street charity.

Since appearing on EastEnders, she has made a variety of television appearances on shows such as GMTVThe Paul O'Grady ShowThis Morning and Loose Women

On 15 August, Cheryl entered the Celebrity Big Brother 10 house. On 24 August, she became the second housemate to be evicted.