EastEnders star Patsy Palmer has revealed she’d love a few more additions to her family of four.

The mum-of-four, who plays Albert Square stalwart Bianca Butcher, is taking a six-month break from EastEnders to spend more time with her brood.

And Patsy told Inside Soap: “I think my kids would be unhappy if I was at work all the time. But going into work is like an out-of-body experience, and it’s hard. It takes time to adjust, and that’s why I need a little bit of time off – otherwise I’d go mad!”

She went on: “My husband Richard (Merkell) is so brilliant, though. None of my children are stressed because he’s so amazing. I’d love to have another four kids if I could!”

Bianca is set to make a dramatic exit from EastEnders as her debts mount up and she becomes increasingly desperate.

Show bosses are keeping the details under wraps, but Patsy hinted: “Bianca has a mad moment, but I think she’s delirious at this point… Imagine not having a penny to your name, and not being able to do a thing about it.

“This sort of situation is happening to more and more people every day, so I’m glad that we’re doing this storyline.”