She might not play Pat Butcher anymore, but soap actress Pam St. Clement was allegedly involved in Eastenders-esque scenes with a railway worker after his ‘Pat Butcher’ joke didn’t go down so well.
According to witnesses, the Ex-Eastender told the worker at the quiet Haddenham and Thame Parkway station, Oxfordshire, to “f**k off” after he joked: “Pat Butcher? I thought you were dead.”
The 73-year-old actress played the legendary character for 26 years before leaving the soap in 2012.
The Sun reports that commuters were left ‘gob-smacked’ when Pam allegedly went “ballistic” at the worker, and that she was apparently “disgusted” at what he said.
An onlooker claimed: “He obviously meant absolutely nothing by it. I’d have thought that she got called Pat all the time to be honest, she was on the telly for years.
“Pam just looked at him in disgust and said, ‘F**k off.’ Then she went on and said it was really rude of the worker to ask her a question like that.
“I’d have thought that she got called Pat all the time to be honest, she was on the telly for years.
“She needs to calm down a bit, maybe she’d had a long day – but the poor guy who asked her looked pretty upset, I thought he might cry.”
Chad Collins, the head of stations at Chiltern Railways has now said sorry for any offence caused.
Chad said: “We are aware of this event and have spoken to the member of staff, who is well known for his positive interaction with our regular commuters.
“Clearly, on this occasion, his comment was misjudged and we apologise for the offence caused.”
Eeek. If this is accurate, it really does sound like a real-life soap opera.
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