Lacey Turner has revealed she is terrified about taking part in the first live episode of EastEnders.

The actress, who plays Stacey Slater, said she’d rather not be involved in February’s special instalment, which marks the soap’s 25th anniversary.

Asked if she’d be part of the episode, the 21-year-old said: “I hope not but I think I will be – I’m not very good at doing things live, I’m awful in fact, I can’t even do a speech, but hopefully it will go all right.”

Lacey has been praised for her acting, recently winning the Ultimate TV Actress gong at Cosmopolitan magazine’s awards honouring top women.

The live show has been tipped to include the resolution to a big murder mystery storyline.

Shows including ER, The Bill and Coronation Street have all screened live episodes in the past.

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