EastEnders actress Cheryl Fergison has found love with a Moroccan toyboy nearly 20 years her junior.
The 44-year-old actress, who plays Heather Trott in the BBC1 soap, was introduced to Yassim al-Jemoni, 25, via friends on a social networking site.
She has been to visit him in Morocco, and is said to be “very, very happy”.
Contrary to claims, he is not a goatherd, but works in a shop as part of his family’s business.
A friend said: “Cheryl and Yassim are very, very happy but it’s still early days and they are not engaged yet.”
Cheryl split from husband Jamshed Saddiqui two years ago.
Coincidentally, her Walford alter ego was also romantically linked to a younger man – teenager Darren Miller, with whom she had a baby.