Ex-EastEnders actress Hetti Bywater has admitted she was “glad” when her character was murdered on the BBC soap five years ago.
Hetti, played Lucy, the daughter of EastEnders businessman Ian Beale for three years before brutally being killed in a storyline which gripped the nation.
It was later revealed during a tense episode celebrating the show’s 30th anniversary that her ten-year-old brother Bobby had killed her.
Hetti, 26, shared her thoughts while responding to a social media troll who had been continually commenting on her Instagram uploads.
The blonde bombshell agreed with one of his comments after taking an issue with many.
She said: “I’m glad Bobby killed Lucy too, I hated her.”
Lucy died after Bobby whacked her over the head with a jewellery box, which he was later imprisoned for.
Her troll also commented calling her a “trampy little w**re,” to which Hetti hit back with: “Dat me.
“Seeing as you kindly comment on many of my stories I will now take the time to respond to each one.
“Firstly, this ‘posh white’ girl is allowed to talk in whatever way she pleases. As much as I’m very fond of the English language, I’m free to use words as I see fit.”
The Sussex-born actress later went on to say: “That’s nice that you would choose to ‘f**k me’. I, however, would strongly decline that offer.”
Addressing another comment which her followers couldn’t see, Hetti said: “LGBTQIA+ history is an extremely important part of education.
“To believe otherwise is ridiculously problematic and homophobic.”
She went on to say: “Trampy sl*t? Fair comment.
“I do love gay men yes I also love straight men. (The ones who aren’t homophobic or sexist.)”
The star’s troll later apologised in a message which read: “Apologies in any slurs I used towards you.
“In hindsight, I was out of order. I don’t agree on all the LGBTQ but hey. That’s individual choice. Wishing you all the best and again sorry for being a d**k [sic].”
Acknowledging the apology, Hetti opened: “The response is in people. Not the best but at least he took accountability for the sexist language. However, equality shouldn’t be up for debate.”