Viewers of EastEnders were left angry when Lola Pearce put fake tan on her seven-year-old daughter Lexi.
In last night’s episode of the BBC soap (December 9 2019) Lola brought her daughter into work and little Lexi made her presence well known.
After messing around with hair dye and calling Sheree old, Lola apologised for her daughter’s behaviour saying she had been playing up since Louise had her baby and taken the attention off her.
However a customer named Rose noticed Lexi’s star quality and asked Lola if she had ever thought about entering Lexi into pageants.
She explained she was an industry insider and Lexi was just what she was looking for.
Determined to get Lexi entered in the Princess of Walford competition, Lola begged Lexi’s dad Ben for the £200 she needed for the entry fee.
After convincing Ben to give her the money, Lola went home and began preparing Lexi for the competition by putting fake tan on the seven-year-old.
You don’t put fake tan on a kid.
However, Lola’s decision to put fake tan on her child didn’t sit well with viewers.
Jay’s right about Lexi. You don’t put fake tan on a kid. Let them enjoy being young. The pressure to conform will be bad enough during their teenage years, let them enjoy being an individual while they can #Eastenders
— Lauren (@miss_lauren_uk) December 9, 2019
Fake tan on Lexi 🙄plenty of time for that when she's way older #Eastenders
— Lisa (@Sphcstlle) December 9, 2019
— Monty (@Monty11061087) December 9, 2019
#EastEnders Lexi Covered In Fake Tan? Whatever Next?🙄.
— Marva Longmore (@Undergrowth2) December 9, 2019
Stop why would you do that to lexi #EastEnders
— jayne (@jayne75454740) December 9, 2019
Viewers weren’t the only ones unimpressed as Lola’s boyfriend Jay didn’t like Lexi wearing fake tan either.
He later brought Ben round to see what Lola had done, but Ben thought Lexi looked great.
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EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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