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Tuesday 12th November 2019

Soap stars and fans come out in support of Katie Jarvis

It emerged she's working as a security guard since her EastEnders axe

Fellow soap stars and fans of axed EastEnders star Katie Jarvis have voiced their support for the actress who is now working as a security guard.

Katie played Hayley Slater in the soap until she was quietly written out in February in a shock storyline that saw her give Kat her baby.

Hayley has revealed she has given up acting to get a real job (Credit: BBC)

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Despite fan speculation, Katie's exit wasn't officially confirmed until months later.

Katie, who found fame in BAFTA winning film Fish Tank, was the major star of the soap's last Christmas storyline when she pushed baby daddy Alfie Moon down the stairs.

But just months after that she is now working in a normal job to support herself and her children and has quit acting.

It's called gratfting!

The actress is working as a security guard at B&M Bargains in East London.

She told the Daily Star Sunday: "I've taken a step back from acting. I've got a job and I'm looking after my kids."

And after negative tabloid reports about the move, other stars from Soapland have come out in support of her.

Fans agreed with the stars' sentiments.

Commenting on ED!'s Facebook page, one wrote: "Good for her and good luck to her."

Another added: "Well done we've all got to do what we've got to do to work really hard and provide for our kids because they are our number one priority and the most important."

"Feeding her family whatever way she can, good for her," said a third.

Read more: EastEnders' Janine returning to evict the Slaters?

Hayley was last seen at the start of the year where she decided she couldn't cope as a new mum and left Walford.

Cousin Kat is looking after her baby, Cherry, whose dad is Kat's estranged husband Alfie Moon.

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