Ex-EastEnders actress Elaine Lordan has been spotted downing mini bottles of wine in the street before midday. The troubled star looked unrecognisable as she as she necked the white wine in London. She seemed unsteady on her feet as she made her way to the local offie.
Elaine, 51, looked completely different from her on-screen Lynne Slater as she dressed in a large Parka jacket and a black bobble hat. It follows years of heartache for the actress, as she was banned from the soap in 2004 after suffering from alcoholism. Elaine was born in Islington, London, in 1966, working as an aerobics instructor for 10 years, before she shot to fame as she played Lynne Hobbs (formerly Slater) in British soap EastEnders from 2000.
Playing a huge part in some of the biggest storylines, Elaine quickly made a name for herself and become a key part of TV shows. But it was to be short-lived when she was fired from the soap. Elaine was convicted of drink-driving and banned for a year after downing five vodkas in July 2001, and was subsequently axed from the soap. A source at the studios said at the time: “It was decided to make the changes after she had a few problems with drinking. It has been done to help her rather than to punish her.”