'I can't believe we got Jo Joyner!' says Mount Pleasant's Sally Lindsay (VIDEO)

Former EastEnders star Jo Joyner joins Mount Pleasant for the sixth series.

Sally Lindsay talks about her pal Jo Joyner joining Mount Pleasant and her best mate Suranne Jones having a baby!

Sally Lindsay and Jo Joyner became good friends after working on BBC1 drama Ordinary Lies, so Sally was over the moon when the former EastEnders star joined Mount Pleasant for the new series.

"For years Jo and I have been going for the same parts, but it was so good to finally work with her on Ordinary Lies," Sally told What's on TV. "She said she'd love to be on a show like Mount Pleasant and then when I heard she was joining the show I couldn't believe it!"

Jo will be playing the ex-wife of show regular Fergus and is sure to stir things up in Mount Pleasant Close when she makes her first appearance in the second episode.

Against all odds both women are also mothers to twins, with Jo's kids a year older than Sally's five year-olds, yet Jo isn't the only one of Sally's close friends to recently have a baby and the Mount Pleasant star was delighted to hear of Suranne Jones's new arrival.

"Me and Suranne have been best friends for so long," explains Sally. "She's taken to motherhood like a duck to water. She's brilliant! She still sends me pictures of him and I'll send her pictures of the twins back!"

Catch Jo Joyner's arrival in Episode 2 of Mount Pleasant, on Tuesday September 6 at 9pm Sky1.




Sean Marland
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