EastEnders actress Cheryl Fergison has revealed she would love to win a role in Downton Abbey now that she is leaving Albert Square.

Speaking to Inside Soap magazine the actress – who has played Heather Trott for almost five years – thinks her CV makes her an ideal candidate for ITV1’s hit costume drama.

“I’d really love to be in Downton Abbey,” Cheryl said.

“Before I got EastEnders I used to do lots of ‘under stairs’ roles, but perhaps I could go upstairs this time and prance around a bit. I’d love to do all that.”

Heather is tipped to have a dramatic exit from EastEnders following reports that she will be murdered by Ben Mitchell – and while Cheryl told the magazine she has loved her time on the show she is looking forward to the future.

“I’ve watched EastEnders since the day it started when I was a student in Manchester,” she said.”I’ve loved being here and every minute of playing Heather.”

“But now I can do anything I want, so it’s really exciting. If I could have a wish list I’d love to go to Morocco and do documentaries with my husband, Yassine.”