EastEnders star Danielle Harolds first job revealed after Lolas tragic death

EastEnders star Danielle Harolds first job revealed after Lolas tragic death

EastEnders star Danielle Harold has got a brand new TV gig after filming her final scenes as cancer-stricken Lola Pearce on the BBC soap, according to reports.

In October 2022, Danielle's hairdresser character received a devastating terminal cancer diagnosis, with doctors telling her she has just months to live.

The character has now moved home to spend her final moments with loved ones, with BBC set to air her heartbreaking death scene next week.

It's now emerged that Danielle has bagged a new TV show, as she will be seen on the next series of Celebrity Hunted.

She will be taking part in the celebrity special in aid of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer, where she will be teaming up with former Coronation Street star Kimberley Hart-Simpson.

A source told The Sun: "After filming’s Lola’s storyline, Danielle is keen to do whatever she can to help raise money for the fight against cancer.

"She will throw herself into the show and hopefully stay hidden long enough to beat the Hunters."

The show will see the celebrity contestants going on the run for up to two weeks as they attempt to evade the Hunters, made up of former police officers, intelligence, and army personnel, who use sophisticated technologies to track down their targets.

OK! has contacted Danielle's representative for comment.

Danielle recently shared her sadness at leaving her EastEnders character behind after eight years.

She told OK!: “I was sad for Lola, and I’ve played her for such a long time,” she says. “It’s crazy that it’s coming to an end now. But I’ve also been so busy because the storyline has been so full-on that I’ve not really had time to think about finishing or me going."

“I’m glad that I finally got to play so many bits of Lola’s life story that I’ve always wanted to do – we’ve rounded Lola up in a really lovely way this year. And it’s been such a privilege to do this storyline. I’ve been anxious about doing it properly and making sure I’ve done my best.”

In April, Danielle spoke out about filming the difficult storyline as she thanked fans for their support.

In a post on Instagram, she said: “Lola’s story has been a very hard one to tell and one that means so much to me and sadly affects so many people.

“Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer yet historically only 1% of research is allocated to this devastating disease.

“I would like to take a moment for everybody that has reached out to me and shared their experiences with me , I have read every message And hold all of your messages close to my heart whilst playing this story.

"I have been blessed to meet the most incredible people and work with some wonderful charities along the way and I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for all your support advice and love.”


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