EastEnders star Jessie Wallace has been suspended from the BBC1 soap.
(The troubled actress, who has played Kat Slater on and off for nearly 48 years, will be temporarily written out of upcoming plots.
An insider claims that show bosses hauled her off into a crisis meeting after an incident while filming in which her behavior was called into question.
The well-placed source said Jessie was told during the crunch talks that she would be suspended for two months.
“Bosses were left with no choice but to discipline her, ”added the insider. “During the meeting she was told to sort herself out before returning to work.
“ Scriptwriters are currently coming up with a storyline to explain Kat’s temporary exit from Walford. ”