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Former EastEnders Lucy Beale actress Melissa Suffield announces engagement

Melissa played Lucy Beale from 2004 till 2010

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Former EastEnders actress Melissa Suffield has announced she is engaged to cruise director boyfriend Robert Brendan.

Melissa, who played Lucy Beale from 2004 until 2010, shared the news to her Instagram, along with a picture of her and her fiancé and a picture of her engagement ring.

Melissa captioned the post “ISaidYaass @mrrobertbrendan,” along with a series of hashtags.

Friends and fans rushed to congratulate the actress.

One wrote: “Congratulations x.”

Another commented: “Lovely news.”

Another said: “Oh wow, so pleased for you! Congratulations X.”

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Melissa played Lucy before actress Hetti Bywater took over the role in 2012.

During Melissa’s time as Lucy, her storylines included becoming a rebellious teenager and a teen pregnancy.

When Lucy was 13, she dated 18-year-old Craig Dixon. When the pair attempted to run away together Craig assaulted Patrick Trueman.

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Lucy was a rebellious teenager (Credit: BBC)

When Craig started pressuring Lucy for sex, she panicked and told her dad Ian that Craig had assaulted Patrick and Craig was arrested for attempted murder.

At 16 Lucy fell pregnant with Leon Small’s baby.

Although she originally decided to have the baby and let stepmother Jane adopt it, she later changed her mind and chose to have an abortion.

After cheating in her GCSEs Lucy left to live with her Nan in Devon.

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Melissa played Lucy Beale (Credit: BBC)

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Melissa was reportedly fired after soap bosses grew tired of her off-screen behaviour which allegedly included underage drinking.

Lucy returned to Albert Square in 2012 played by Hetti.

In 2015, Lucy was killed off in one of the soaps biggest ‘whodunnit plots’. After 10 months of viewers waiting, the killer was revealed to be Lucy’s little brother Bobby Beale.

Former EastEnders star Thomas Law, who played Lucy’s twin Peter Beale from 2006 to 2010 alongside Melissa, recently showed off his incredible transformation.

And Madeline Duggan, who played the original Lauren Branning from 2006 to 2010 has also grown up quite a lot since her soap days.

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