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Heather Trott (also Peterson) is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Cheryl Fergison. She made her first appearance on 26 June 2007. The character was introduced as a guest character, but later became a regular. The sidekick of character Shirley Carter (Linda Henry), most of Heather's storylines have involved comedy, and Fergison won the 'Funniest Performance' award at the 2008 Inside Soap Awards. Heather's character is known for her headbands, love of cheese and karaoke, and being a fan of singer George Michael. In 2009, the character was involved in a whodunnit-style storyline when she became pregnant by an unknown man. Several characters were named as possibilities, and the father, teenager Darren Miller (Charlie G. Hawkins) was revealed after the baby, George Trott, was born. She made her final screen appearance on 21 March 2012 (as a corpse) after being unintentionally killed by Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe). Fergison returned in 2016 to record a voiceover as Heather, which was broadcast on 24 December 2016.
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Executive producer Diederick Santer hinted at Heather's upcoming storyline in an interview before her pregnancy was revealed in 2009, saying “I think it's pretty clear why Heather's self-esteem is so low. It's a combination of her horrid mother, and now it's her friend Shirley who treats her like a child and sort of kills her with well-meant kindness. We've got a great story for Heather this year—something for the delightful Cheryl Fergison to really get hold of. Remember when [Heather] was in tears on Valentine's night in the loo at the R&R, and her lost yoghurt pot lid appeared under the door? That was the start of something which will see her get a much greater sense of herself, find an identity free of Shirley, and grow as a person in 2009.” Fergison disclosed that she was unaware of the identity of the father of Heather's baby, explaining that she was frustrated at not knowing, but eventually realised she liked that it was kept from her. The storyline gave a few hints to the father's identity, and Fergison was excited to find out. The actress deemed it “a bit of a risky storyline” because of Heather's association with more comedic plots, and suggested that viewers may find the pregnancy farcical due to the lack of build-up. She expressed the opinion it would be “brilliant” if Heather were to raise the baby with Shirley, as Heather would be scared of being a mother, but Shirley has brought up her own children so could help. However, she believed that Heather would be a great mother, saying “it's exactly what she needs and it's somebody who's going to love her.” Scripts containing the name of the baby's father were censored or doctored to show the man's name as “George” due to the secrecy surrounding the storyline. Betting on the identity of the child's father opened in July 2009, with Heather's ex-husband Minty starting as the favourite. Other contenders were the man she met in a nightclub Eddie (Will Chitty), Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), Darren Miller (Charlie G. Hawkins), Garry, Vinnie, Vinnie's son Callum Monks (Elliott Jordan), Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick), gay character Christian Clarke (John Partridge) and Charlie Slater (Derek Martin). Betting was suspended in August with Phil standing as the favourite. In September, the possible fathers were reduced to four: Phil, Minty, Darren and Billy. Heather gives birth in October 2009, and Fergison revealed to Digital Spy that the crew attempted to make Heather's waters breaking appear realistic by having her burst a balloon filled with water between her legs. In an interview with What's on TV magazine, Fergison compared George's birth to the birth of her own son, Alex, ten years previously: “It was the hardest two weeks of my working life. The script was a one-woman show and I kept thinking when I gave birth to my own son Alex, who's now 10, I never spoke, just screamed a lot! Alex came by Caesarean so I did have to push to a certain extent but I was totally exhausted filming this because I had to do it 50 times! By the end, people were saying I looked like a new mum who'd just given birth!” Heather then decides to tell the father about the baby. Fergison said the writing had been clever, as the four “suspects”—Minty, Phil, Darren and Billy—are seen with their phones ringing, and Heather leaves a voicemail on the fathers's phone. Then each potential father goes to the hospital for various reasons. In December 2009, Santer was asked what his favourite storyline of the year had been. He replied “I loved the way the 'Who's The Daddy?' story with Heather played, too. As time goes on, I expect we'll discover more about what happened that night. It makes sense to me—he's a horny, drunk 18-year-old! Everyone thinks that they did it in the [toilet] cubicle, but it's surely clear that they went home?” In May 2010, Fergison said that Heather would face problems as a single mother, promising a “shift in tone” for her storylines.
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