EastEnders star Danielle Harold lands first role after Lola Pearce’s tragic death

EASTENDERS star Danielle Harold has landed her first new job after leaving the soap.

The actress, 30, plays dying Lola Pearce in the BBC soap but is set to die next week in tragic scenes.

EastEnders star Danielle Harold has landed a new job after leaving the soapGettyBBCDanielle’s character Lola Pearce will die next week – while Danielle is on the run from the Hunters[/caption]

Her character Lola has been suffering from an incurable brain tumour in a hard to watch storyline that will see her succumb to the illness soon.

But while millions will tune in to watch Lola’s passing, Danielle won’t be one of them because she will be too busy working on a new show.

The Sun can exclusively reveal that Danielle has signed up to appear on Celebrity Hunted for Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer.

She will be teaming up with former Coronation Street star Kimberley Hart-Simpson.

A source revealed: “After filming’s Lola’s storyline, Danielle is keen to do whatever she can to help raise money for the fight against cancer.

“She will throw herself into the show and hopefully stay hidden long enough to beat the Hunters.”

The programme sees a group of celebs go fugitive as they try to hide from an elite group of hunters.

They could be on the run together for up to two weeks if they can lay low from the Hunters.

The Hunters use intuition, determination and cutting-edge technical surveillance to try and track down the stars.

They are made up of former police officers, intelligence, and army personnel, aim to track down these famous fugitives by any means possible.

Danielle recently opened up to The Sun about the lasting impact Lola’s storyline had had on her.

She said: “It’s hard to let go and shut off after filming. It’s really intense and sad.


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InstagramDanielle will be joined by former Coronation Street star Kimberly Hart-Simpson[/caption]

“It makes you realise how grateful you are to be healthy and to appreciate life even more.

“I’ve had so many messages from people saying that they’ve only gone to get checked out because of Lola’s storyline and they’ve caught the tumour early.”