EastEnders' Cheryl Fergison says son Alex's dad 'disowned' him when he came out as gay

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Ex Eastenders actress Cheryl Fergison has revealed the heartbreaking moment her teenage son’s father disowned him upon learning that he was gay.

The actress, who played Heather Trott in the soap, opened up to listeners on the The Hundamental Guide to Life podcast, as she talked about her relationship with her son, Alex.

Cheryl, 56, couldn’t praise her son enough in the frank interview as she commended the young actor and writer and revealed how he had overcome so much adversity to become the success he is today. "When he came out at 16 his dad disowned him.

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