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Am-Dram Eastenders

When Eastenders' top brass made the decision to unveil Alfie's killer in a live performance, it was hailed as a brave and genre defining moment. But while 16 million eager viewers tuned in, the show was riddled with more mistakes and fluffed lines than an Amateur Dramatics night at a local village hall. The Daily Mail has compiled an extensive list of gaffes for our delectation:


'Scott Maslen, who plays Jack Branning, stumbled over his lines in the opening scene. Ever the professional, he quickly recovered and carried on, supported by his fellow cast members.

Then, Barbara Windsor, who plays Peggy Mitchell, had a scene with Charlie Brooks, who plays Albert Square's resident bitch Janine, but called her June by mistake.

This may have been a slip-of-the-tongue reference to June Brown, who fared no better as Dot Cotton, who appeared to forget her granddaughter Dotty's name.

Charlie Clements, whose character Bradley Branning was killed off on the live show, moved his hand when he was supposed to be acting dead.

And Lacey Turner, who plays his wife Stacey shouted 'Charlie!' instead of 'Bradley!' as the character died after falling from the roof of the Queen Victoria pub.

Jake Wood, who plays Max Branning, was caught on camera trying to make himself sick and Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale, told Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden, to 'slop it' instead of 'stop it' during a bust-up.'

An Eastenders insider defended the performances, saying, 'It was a live show and that always increases the pressure. It was clear that a few cracked slightly under the spotlight. But, overall, everybody was very proud with the way the show went, even if there were a few bloopers.'

It's almost worth resurrecting 'Auntie's Bloomers' for an 'enders special. Almost...

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