'How's Adam?' Jo Joyner laughs off her EastEnders live blunder

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Jo Joyner laughed off her blunder in last night's EastEnders, when she referred to Ian Beale by his real name.

Jo returned to EastEnders for Ian's wedding to Jane Beale (Laurie Brett) and in a live insert asked Jane: "How's Adam?" The look on both actresses' faces after the error is priceless and social media erupted...

WATCH the episode from 4:20.

To Jo's credit, she responded on Twitter...


You never answered me @LauriebrettX how is @AdamWoodyatt ?... #leastyouknowitslive #gutted

— Jo Joyner (@dollyjoyner) February 18, 2015

And Jake Wood and the EastEnders scriptwriters immortalised the blunder by creating a brand new scene for tonight...


You seen the rewrite for tomorrow @dollyjoyner @AdamWoodyatt pic.twitter.com/76GEK69c31

— Jake Wood (@mrjakedwood) February 18, 2015

We're not sure it will actually make the episode. Laurie, meanwhile, responded to fans' reaction to the wedding...


Really so amazed by all the lovely tweets. Just too many to reply to. But many thanks,am very touched.❤️❤️Tonight's the night!!! #EELive xx

— Laurie Brett (@LauriebrettX) February 19, 2015

What will happen tonight? EastEnders' 30th anniversary episode screens at 7.30pm and fans will be keeping an eagle eye on the live inserts...


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