WALFORD witch Janine Butcher was spotted lunching at a Bournemouth restaurant yesterday afternoon.
Charlie Brooks, who plays the soap villain most famous for killing off hubby Barry in Eastenders, was dining with daughter Kiki and other members of her family at West Beach on Pier Approach.
Speaking to the Daily Echo, the award-winning actress said she had not been to the restaurant before but was enjoying the food, having decided on West Beach’s classic Cornish mussels served with chips.
She also had a read of Dorset Society magazine and said she would be taking it home to browse through the property pages.
Charlie added that her boyfriend lives in Bournemouth and so she has become a regular visitor to the town, although plans to jet off on holiday with her family later today.
One of the restaurant’s managers, Ashley Mapfumo, welcomed Charlie at the entrance, where she chose to dine outside in the warm sunshine.
“It was really lovely to see her enjoying herself with her family. I think she really enjoyed the food,” said Ashley.
“She is absolutely nothing like her character. She is lovely.”
Ashley added that Charlie is not the first famous face to dine at the restaurant and a few months ago staff were stunned to find themselves serving theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.