Only days after auditioning for a walk-on part in EastEnders, Jessie Wallace was called back and asked to try for a major role in the newest family to grace the famous Square, the Slaters. To her astonishment, she won the character of Kat Slater and promptly passed out in the street. It was the beginning of a meteoric rise to fame. It wasn't long before fans of the nation's favourite soap took bitchy-but-lovable Kat and Jessie to their hearts and she won a host of gongs, including four Best Newcomer Awards at the National TV Awards. Kat's storylines were emotional and controversial and Jessie has had her own share of excitement living and working in the spotlight of celebrity. She took to the title 'Queen of the Soaps' as if born to it - and this is her amazing story.