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Inside EastEnders star Milly Zero's life – from kids' TV stardom to famous boyfriend and lookalike mum

EASTENDERS fans are used to seeing star Milly Zero in the role of the scheming Dotty Cotton.

The young actress' life is a world away from life on Albert Square, with glam nights out and a famous rapper boyfriend – not to mention her lookalike mum.


Milly, 22, joined the cast as Dot Branning's granddaughter in 2019, replacing Molly Conlin who had previously played the role as a child.

And it's not the first time the Peckham-born star had been on TV either.

PREVIOUS ROLES

A former BRIT school student, Milly graduated in 2017 with trio of A-Levels in English Literature, Dance, Music and Theatre.

But the budding star actually made her television debut when she was 13 in CBBC's All At Sea.

The show is about Charlie, a London boy who moves with his family to run a seaside bed and breakfast.

Milly was cast as his rude older sister Hannah Enright and played the role for two years.

There was then a small role 2017 film The Foreigner for Milly – short for Melissa.

The British movie starred both Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

When her role on EastEnders was announced, Milly gushed: "I am honestly so excited to be playing Dotty Cotton and joining the E20 family, especially playing alongside June Brown, who I have been watching on my telly since I was a young girl.

“Her and Dotty have such an interesting relationship to explore with a complicated history, so I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them. It all feels very surreal and I am buzzing already."


RAPPER BOYFRIEND

Milly is currently dating the artist Ransom Fa and the musician regularly features on her timeline.

They went Instagram official when she went to visit him in Scotland after lockdown was lifted.

Cuddled up while the town of Oban created the perfect backdrop, she captioned the snap: "My love ❤️".

But the soap star had previously hinted at her romance with Ransom Fa, who found fame on BBC Three's The Rap Game.

She shared a sultry selfie of herself in a floral dress with her bra strap showing and quoted one of the rapper's song lyrics.

She wrote: "'Na your purple strap defo isn’t out' – @ransom_fa".

Ransom Fa, whose real name is Efe Ibojie, battled against six other artists in the BBC Three competition to win a record contract with Krept and Konan.

From Aberdeen, he now uses his profile to help other young Black and Asian artists get into the music industry.


LOOKALIKE MUM AND MILLY'S GLAM LIFESTYLE

Family and friends are obviously very important to Milly as she can often be seen enjoying nights out.

As well as rooftop drinks with pals, she's also keen to spend time with her family, including her mum, of whom she is her spitting image.

The actress celebrated her mother turning 50 last year with an outdoor summer party.

Milly toasted her own 22nd birthday in style, with drinks on the 31st floor of London's Shard.

Recently the star has holidayed in Amsterdam and Ibiza.



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