EASTENDER fans are horrified after Bernie Taylor asked for more illegal diet pills despite her potential pregnancy.
The teenager – who is played by actress Claire Norris on the BBC soap opera – was artificially inseminated in tonight’s episode after agreeing to be Rainie and Stuart’s surrogate for money.
She was taking dangerous diet pills to lose weight and make it easier to conceive.
But before handing over the first installment, Rainie broke the bad news to Bernie.
She said, âBefore I give you this, you need to know something – me and Stuart are having a cash flow problem right now.
âThe money is not exactly what you expected. But that should be enough to cover your expenses so far.
Breaking down in tears, Bernie said, âYou are ripping me off.
“You let me go to this clinic, you let me have this procedure and I could be pregnant right now and you are just ripping me off.”
She broke down in tears and later confided in Tiffany who took the tour and gave Rainie and Stuart why.
Now that Stuart knew about it, he agreed to get Bernie’s money immediately and she gave it to him at the pub.
But with the money in her hands, she asked for more pills – despite the fact that she was potentially pregnant.
She told Tiff, âWe don’t know if it worked yet, do we? I have to do whatever I can to get pregnant and stay pregnant. I need it, Tiff.
But fans were horrified at the risk she was taking.
One of them wrote: “Tiff is right Bernie. Those diet pills will make you lose that baby …”
A second said: “Bernie, you have to stop asking for more diet pills. You don’t care about the baby, you care about MONEY, that’s obvious. You can’t pressure Tiffany to make that happen. she does something like that.
Another simply added, “Diet pills and pregnancy ?!