Whitney off EastEnders looks like a feckless sort, so it's no wonder she's been suspended from the soap for a month for ritually being late.

A BBC source speaking with The Daily Star said: "Shona (McGarty, all 20 years of her) failed to turn up on time on more than one occasion and was really laid back about why she was late. People are understanding when it's once or even twice but her lateness was becoming a huge problem. It regularly held up the filming of vital scenes and angered fellow cast and crew members who were forced to work late because of her. Like all soaps, everyone works long, hard days so when things are prolonged because of one person it doesn't go down well on set... There were a lot of unhappy people so Lorraine (Newman, executive producer of the soap) had no choice but to take action."

She probably thought she was invincible after the yoghurt smearing incident in Asda last March