Heather should get George - says Charlie
In an interview with Inside Soap, Charlie Hawkins stands up for Heather.
Viewers of EastEnders recently saw Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) - worried she was struggling with the pressures of being a mother - hand over her son George to his father Darren Miller (Charlie Hawkins), with fortunate timing as she succombed to carbon monoxide poisoning in her flat.
But in a recent inside with All About Soap magazine, Charlie said that he thought Heather should get to keep custody of George, adding "Heather should be the one looking after George because she's much more experienced than Darren and knows exactly what she's doing.
"Darren wants to play a big part in his son's life, but he needs to ease his way in gently!"
In an item we reported on Thursday, George will suffer a nasty burn in an accident with curling tongs while under the care of Jodie (Darren's girlfriend).
Charlie added: "Darren realises they need to do things jointly. Heather can have George during the day and Darren can take him in the evenings. Darren knows Heather's an excellent mum."