I was part of one of EastEnders’ most iconic families – but I quit fame to run a fashion business | The Sun

A FORMER EastEnders star has quit fame to run a fashion business.

Carli Norris, who played Belinda Slater in EastEnders, now has an online boutique called Chocodolly which sells vintage clothes.

The actress, 49, first appeared in Walford in 2016 as the sister of iconic characters Kat, Lynne and Little Mo.

Carli was the second actress to play Belinda, taking over from Leanne Lakey.

She made her explosive Albert Square entrance in 2016 when she accused Kat [Jessie Wallace] of killing their dad Charlie after he died of a heart attack.

During her short time on the show, Carli was involved in some big storylines as Belinda – including divorce and financial struggles.

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She also had brief romances with Grant Mitchell [Ross Kemp] and Masood Ahmed [Nitin Ganatra].

But these days Carli is focused on her online boutique Chocodolly.

She sells vintage fashion as well as homemade 'Pin Up Pixie' dolls.

Carli previously admitted she would be open to a return as Belinda.

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She told Inside Soap: "It'd depend on the circumstances, but I had a great time at EastEnders.

"If I was to return to any soap, it'd be that one.

"It was a shame when Belinda left, as she was funny and brought glamour to Walford.

"But the producer at the time wanted to shake up the show to make it more of a reality drama."

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