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EastEnders star Lorraine Stanley praises iconic Pride episode

EastEnders star Lorraine Stanley has praised the soap’s iconic Pride episode.

The episode, which aired again tonight, sees Walford’s finest gather for the first Gay Pride celebrations with Bernie Taylor (Clair Norris) fully embracing who she is with the support of Tina Carter (Luisa Bradshaw-White).

Meanwhile, Callum ‘Halfway’ Highway (Tony Clay) is confronted by Stuart (Ricky Champ) about his romantic moment with Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) on the previous night, and conflict ensues as a result.

Discussing the importance of the scenes, Karen Taylor star Lorraine enthused on The One Show: ‘It was the best episode I’ve ever done. It was real. It was electric.

‘It was honestly such a brilliant day/night to film. It was excellent. The gay pride episode is a classic. We’re really proud to be a part of that.

‘We need to have a gay pride every weekend to make up for it.’

With pre-lockdown instalments having come to an end on June 16, EastEnders was forced to go off the air for the first time ever.

However, in an effort to ensure viewers get a weekly trip to Albert Square, an iconic episode will air each and every Tuesday.

The iconic episodes series launched last month, with the legendary Den and Angie two-hander from 1986 kicking things off, and the classic Sharongate followed the week after.

EastEnders: Walford Pride airs tonight at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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