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Fluffed lines haunt EastEnder Jo

EastEnders star Jo Joyner has admitted she has not been able to watch back the live episode in which she fluffed her lines - despite legions of her loyal fans posting clips of the scene to her Twitter account.

Joyner, who plays Tanya Branning in the long-running soap, caused confusion on set and in homes across the country when she mixed up the name of a character with the man playing him.

In the scene, as tension built to discover who killed Lucy Beale, Joyner's character asked Jane Beale ''How's Adam?'', accidentally referring to actor Adam Woodyatt rather than his long-running character Ian Beale.

Joyner said she can see the funny side, and has been flooded with messages of support since the show was broadcast live on February 18.

Speaking at the Tesco Mum of the Year awards at the Savoy in London, mother-of-two Joyner said: "It was a bad moment for me. But I've learnt I've got such great Twitter followers, such great support around me, such great friends and family - the cast and crew, everybody was so forgiving.

"I've got a great sense of humour, I can see how that's funny - after I've got over it and gone on the next night!

"I haven't watched it back because I don't generally watch myself back much anyway unless I really feel like I need to - and I felt like I probably don't need to, although I probably will do one day."

Joyner, who has more than 250,000 followers on her @dollyjoyner Twitter account, laughed as she recalled the infamous scene.

She said: "I don't need to see that! And people are sending it to me on my feed anyway saying: 'Look at the face - the face when you say someone's name wrong!'

"It's EastEnders' live anniversary, it's not going to go away for a while is it? Thanks to my mum, I'm quite down to earth about these things.

"I've got a good sense of humour and so have my Twitter followers. What they've sent me is funny - it's not been cruel or harsh - I can deal with it."

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