EastEnders star Michelle Collins reveals the real reason she’s not allowed to work behind the Queen Vic bar

EastEnders star Michelle Collins has revealed the real reason she’s not allowed to work behind the Queen Vic bar.

The actress, 61, starred as Cindy Beale on the BBC soap opera from 1988 until 1998 and reprised her role last year.

But one fan has questioned why Cindy hasn’t returned to her old job at Walford’s famous pub.

The viewer penned on X: ‘@missmcollins I only starred watching eastenders again when you came back and all the storylines have been brilliant. Also I’m waiting for you to be queen of the vic with George.’

Michelle responded: ‘Ha ha ! Thank you but I m not good with props , I worked in the #oldvic @bbceastenders years ago I got sacked for breaking too many glasses!’

EastEnders star Michelle Collins has revealed the real reason she’s not allowed to work behind the Queen Vic bar

One fan has questioned why Cindy hasn't returned to her old job at Walford's famous pub

One fan has questioned why Cindy hasn’t returned to her old job at Walford’s famous pub

Michelle responded: 'Ha ha ! Thank you but I m not good with props , I worked in the #oldvic @bbceastenders years ago I got sacked for breaking too many glasses!'

Michelle responded: ‘Ha ha ! Thank you but I m not good with props , I worked in the #oldvic @bbceastenders years ago I got sacked for breaking too many glasses!’

Prior to her Albert Square return, Michelle has carved out a successful career on both stage and screen, having enjoyed a stint as Rovers Return landlady Stella Price in rival soap opera Coronation Street.

She has also appeared in stage productions of musicals such as Thoroughly Modern Millie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

It comes after Michelle landed back in the UK on Tuesday after being left stranded in Spain due to a lost passport and reveals she spent £100 for an emergency document to get home.

She was seen leaving Luton Airport terminal in the afternoon. Her husband Mike Davidson, 38, kindly met her at the airport to pick her up.

Michelle had previously taken to X to appeal for help after she was left stranded in Spain, but she managed to book an appointment at the British Consulate on Tuesday morning to get her travel plans back on track.

She wrote in an update ahead of her flight: ‘Going home! Sorted online, paid 100 quid for emergency document, appt this morning at 9 am at British consul. (sic)’

Michelle admitted it was a ‘stressful’ experience, but she was just glad to be ‘safe, fit and healthy’.

She added: ‘Phew little stressful to say the least but could’ve been lot worse am safe, fit and healthy.

‘Thanks to all the lovely people on here and friends who helped me xx (sic)’

On Monday, Michelle wasn’t allowed to board an easyJet flight after losing her passport.

The actress, 61, starred as Cindy Beale on the BBC soap opera from 1988 until 1998 and reprised her role last year

The actress, 61, starred as Cindy Beale on the BBC soap opera from 1988 until 1998 and reprised her role last year

The star had pleaded for help from her airline EasyJet after she realised she had mislaid her passport at the airport.

Yet she later revealed she was barred from boarding the flight by airline staff, and was planning to visit the Embassy on Tuesday to gain an emergency document to travel home.

In a New Year’s Day plea to the airline, she wrote on X: ‘Please @easyJet can you help me I have lost my passport at Malaga airport the police ( I have been there ) say it is up to the airline to let me fly home ,, my flight is at 8 30 pm tonight I am heading to the airport having just left the police station . Thank you Michele x (sic)’

She later posted: ‘Nobody is very helpful @easyJet this is awful (sic)’

Michelle later updated fans, and revealed she wasn’t allowed to fly after trying to obtain a temporary passport from the embassy, but it was closed.

She added: ‘Thank you most of you for your helpful comments , I wasn’t allowed to fly, went to embassy was closed applied for an emergency document online so let’s see what happens will go there when it opens in the morning . (sic)’

Friends and fans were delighted for the star as she confirmed she had managed to secure a flight home as they replied to her post with their supportive comment.

One wrote: ‘Hooray!! So happy for ya. Now you get back there and go film more EastEnders for us. Yes!!!’

A second penned: ‘That’s brilliant Michelle. So glad that it’s all sorted. Missed the original post, but so delighted you’re okay & you will be home soon. Happy New Year gorgeous lady. Best wishes, Michael X’.

She wrote in an update ahead of her flight: 'Going home ! Sorted online, paid 100 quid for emergency document, appt this morning at 9 am at British consul (sic)'

She wrote in an update ahead of her flight: ‘Going home ! Sorted online, paid 100 quid for emergency document, appt this morning at 9 am at British consul (sic)’

On Monday Michelle unfortunately wasn't allowed to board an EasyJet flight after losing her passport

On Monday Michelle unfortunately wasn’t allowed to board an EasyJet flight after losing her passport

She had pleaded for help from her airline EasyJet after she realised she had mislaid her passport at the airport

She had pleaded for help from her airline EasyJet after she realised she had mislaid her passport at the airport 

Yet she later revealed she was barred from boarding the flight by airline staff, despite her attempts to talk to Easy Jet

Yet she later revealed she was barred from boarding the flight by airline staff, despite her attempts to talk to Easy Jet 

A third chimed: ‘So glad you managed to do it! I know how stressful these things can be. Happy you are safe and well XX’ and a fourth added: ‘Safe journey’.

Despite admitting she was due to film EastEnders scenes, Michelle tried to look on the bright side by reflecting that she was ‘alive and safe’.

A spokesperson for easyJet told MailOnline: ‘We have been in contact with Ms Collins to advise her to contact the British Embassy for assistance with emergency documentation for travel. This is always required if a passport is lost.’

‘While we sympathize with the situation, all immigration procedures are set down by the authorities, not the airline and so we must follow what is required by the authorities.’

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