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When Jemma Walker made her memorable entrance on to the small screen earlier this month as Eastenders' pole dancing Sasha Perkins, she became the third Arts Ed graduate to join the cast. 


Following in the footsteps of Charlie Brooks and Nigel Harman, she landed the coveted soapland role and got to move in with four single men in the process.

The Ferreira brothers, who have all taken rather a shine to her, welcomed her into their home and invited her to manage their newly-established cab businesses, which they named Toucan Cars after her slippers.

Previously Jemma played a major role in Channel 5's Family Affairs as Siobhan and has also appeared in The Bill.   She began acting as a teenager after first training as a dancer but decided that a real-life dancing career was not for her.  So after completing a BTEC at college she went on to the Arts Educational School. 

With her career on the up, life is going so well for the 27 year old actress that she only has one complaint – the fact that she hasn't been able to find a boyfriend.  Rumour has it that she is actively on the lookout

September 3, 2004