Popular Eastenders actress Nina Wadia has praised her co-stars Samantha Womack and Jessie Wallace for their fantastic acting skills during the controversial baby swap storyline.
The actress, best known for her role as Zainab Masood in the BBC soap said that the complaints against the controversial story took away from the superb acting from her friends and co-stars.
The story which has seen Ronnie Mitchell (Womack) swap her neighbour Kat Moon's (Wallace's) baby son Tommy for her dead baby James attracted thousands of complaints and was criticized for what many people described as suggesting that post natal depression caused the traumatic decision by Ronnie.
Defending the show's decision to air the upsetting story, Wadia told The Sun: ''Sam and Jessie were amazing and it all got taken away from them because people made it out like a real baby had died. It's a soap. It's portraying fictional characters!''
Also defending the soap was Wadia's on-screen son Syed (played by Marc Elliot) who added: ''The storyline got whipped up into a massive frenzy. It's not representative in any way, shape or form of mothers who have lost their babies.''
So do you agree that the whole thing was blown out of proportion or do you still disagree with the storyline?