By Andrew Pollard

27th February 2019

Melissa Suffield: Her Life After Lucy Beale

The name Melissa Suffield might mean nothing to you, but I bet you will recognise her face! Melissa played Lucy Beale in Eastenders.

She was THE original blonde bombshell.

Melissa Suffield in Eastenders

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Remember her now? The Eastenders cast member was part of the show from 2004 to 2010. However, the Eastenders star was banished from Albert Square – AKA fired from the show; rumours state that the actress took no notice of the numerous warnings she got from producers about her ‘unruly’ behaviour. Finally, the bosses had had enough.

I know what you’re all thinking though, didn’t Lucy get murdered by her brother, Bobby Beale? Yes, yes she did. Eastenders bosses brought back the character of Lucy Beale, but instead had Hetti Bywater play her.

Wonder what Melissa thought of that…?

What has Melissa been up to since Eastenders?..

Her career…

Melissa has continued to act since starring in Eastenders. She has starred in numerous documentaries, such as BBC Three’s 16: Too Young To Vote? and a piece for BBC’s Watchdog about the dangers of sun beds.

Continuing with the theme of BBC, Melissa was in a celebrity edition of Total Wipeout and in three episodes of Casualty as Alicia Dans!

Melissa has also broadened her skills by acting in stage productions. She has been in Olly’s Prison (2010); Beauty and the Beast (2011); and Pinocchio (2015). Her most famous stage role was as Norma Jeane (Marilyn Monroe) in the musical Norma Jeane (2015).

Melissa Suffield in Norma Jeane musical

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It has been rumoured that Melissa is set to star in the horror movie, Too Young To Die. The movie is apparently ‘in production’ and she is set to play Ms. Robson. Hopefully we will see her on our screens soon!

Her personal life…

Bet you didn’t know Mel could sing! It’s not her only hidden talent.

Growing up with FOUR other sisters – Jessica, Daisy, Annabelle and Eloise – Melissa was always surrounded by all things song and dance.

She has been taking ballet lessons since she was just two years old! She also continues to dance; she is with the Royal Academy of Dance in London and dances at intermediate grade.

She plays guitar, piano and ukulele and has been uploading videos to her YouTube channel of her playing and singing since 2011!

Her love life…

After a good Instagram stalk, it appears that Melissa has been dating Robert Brendan, a cruise director since 2017/2018.

The first ‘coupley’ post of them on social comes from March 2nd, 2018.


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It would appear that the two met whilst starring in the 2017 production of Beauty and the Beast. Yep, who knew that he could sing too?!

In January of this year the couple sparked rumours when they uploaded matching instagrams of them both wearing rings on THAT finger! Are they promise rings, engagement rings, wedding rings – so many questions.

Will we be seeing wedding photos in a magazine soon?..

It would appear that their relationship is going from strength to strength as the couple are moving into their new home THIS month!

On her Instagram post, Mel said she had a lot of things to look forward to including moving into their new house, Robert joining her there, an ‘important appointment’ and seeing Billy Joel live!

Enough with the secrecy guys, what is actually happening?!

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