EastEnders' Tamzin Outhwaite selling items at car boot sales as acting halts

EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite is selling clothing at car boot sales to tide her over until the acting industry recovers.

The actress, who played Mel on the soap, is also planning on setting up a website to sell ‘the things I’ve either created or bought and don’t need anymore’.

Tamzin, 50, has also been trying to think of ways to make money in a similar way to social media influencers.

She told podcast Irregular B***hes: ‘I just think this is going to be probably how I’m going to pay my mortgage and exist for a while, until our industry comes back.

‘I’m not snobby or proud about what I do. I love a car boot sale, but everything is online. I’m thinking of ways of: “How do I do that now?” I’m not proud. Oh god, influencers make money, how do you go about doing that?

‘I’m working out ways I could maybe do that. I’m in a decent situation. I can put my career on hold for a while and we will still eat.’

The mum-of-two is also concerned about the wider acting community after the industry took a hit this year.

‘I worry about my musical theatre family,’ she said.

‘Mates that I know are delivery driving, and I think, “Good on you.”

‘We’re all trying to earn our living at the moment, but I don’t know how long we can sustain it as a community.’

Tamzin briefly returned to EastEnders last year as Mel, the character she had played for 21 years.

Mel was tragically killed off when she was hit by a truck after surviving a a high speed car crash, as she raced to tell Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) about his partner Sharon’s (Letitia Dean) affair.

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