EastEnders star Charlie Brooks shares tense exchange with co-star James Bye

Charlie Brooks and her co-star James Bye shared a tense moment outside the Tric Awards on Wednesday night after the boozy awards ceremony.

The EastEnders actors looked animated as they chatted outside the Television and Radio Industries Club in west London as they waited for a taxi home.

Charlie, 40, recently made a dramatic return to Walford as her iconic character Janine Butcher, alongside Martin Fowler actor James, 37.

Uncomfortable! Charlie Brooks and her co-star James Bye shared a tense moment outside the Tric Awards on Wednesday night after the boozy awards ceremony

Charlie looked super chic on the outing in a black studded shoulder mini dress.

The Lie With Me star sported her cropped blonde locks in glamorous waves and opted for full makeup for the star-studded occasion.

Meanwhile, James wore a navy blue jacket over a white T-shirt.

Chat: EastEnders actors looked animated chatting outside the Television and Radio Industries Club in west London, while waiting for a taxi home

Chat: EastEnders actors looked animated chatting outside the Television and Radio Industries Club in west London, while waiting for a taxi home

Stretched?  Charlie, 40, recently made a dramatic return to Walford as her iconic character Janine Butcher, alongside Martin Fowler actor James, 37

Stretched? Charlie, 40, recently made a dramatic return to Walford as her iconic character Janine Butcher, alongside Martin Fowler actor James, 37

After attending the awards ceremony, they were seen waiting outside the venue, where James waved his arms and pointed a finger at Charlie.

Another friend could be seen in the middle, as they seemed to be mediating the situation.

After the heated conversation, Charlie seemed engrossed in her phone as she typed after the conversation died down.

Glam: Charlie looked super chic on the outing in a black studded shoulder mini dress

Fashion: The Lie With Me star sported her cropped blonde locks in glamorous waves and opted for full makeup for the star-studded occasion

Glam: Charlie looked super chic on the outing in a black studded shoulder mini dress

Despite the apparent crosswords, Charlie and James still got into a cab together before going elsewhere.

Prior to her return from EastEnders, Charlie revealed that romance is already on the cards for her villainous character, while confirming she will be having an affair with live-in hunk Zack Hudson (James Farrar).

She also teased that there will be “big fire scenes” as her character once again makes her mark in Albert Square.

What is happening?  Another friend could be seen in the middle as they seemed to be mediating the situation

What is happening? Another friend could be seen in the middle as they seemed to be mediating the situation

Animated: After attending the awards ceremony, they were seen outside the venue, where James waved his arms and pointed a finger at Charlie

Animated: After attending the awards ceremony, they were seen outside the venue, where James waved his arms and pointed a finger at Charlie

Dressed to impress: Meanwhile, James wore a navy blue jacket over a white T-shirt

Dressed to impress: Meanwhile, James wore a navy blue jacket over a white T-shirt

Speak with The sun at the National Television Awards on Thursday, Charlie said, “Next week we have big fire scenes and there’s definitely a love interest with someone very easy on the eye, Zack.”

She revealed that she will clash with other feisty characters and continued, “There are a lot of strong female relationships when I run into them at the pub. Jessie Wallace, who plays Kat (Slater), is a great actress, as is Lacey Turner – it was fantastic.”

While Janine happily flirts with Zack or gets in trouble with Kat, danger threatens when she finds herself in a fire at Phil Mitchell’s house after searching for her daughter Scarlett.

Busy: After the heated exchange, Charlie seemed engrossed in her phone as she typed after the discussion died down

Busy: After the heated exchange, Charlie seemed engrossed in her phone as she typed after the discussion died down

Home item?  Despite the apparent crosswords, Charlie and James still got into a cab together before going elsewhere.

Home item? Despite the apparent crosswords, Charlie and James still got into a cab together before going elsewhere.

But amid the dark and dangerous storylines, Charlie shared how she likes to show the lighter side of her character, by sharing how she wants her to open a drag bar.

She explained: ‘I’d love to see Janine run a club with a load of drag queens and have little Scarlett with us. You know, like RuPaul.”

Speaking further about her return to the BBC soap, the actress added that when she got a call from the show bosses, she was eager to investigate what Janine had been up to in her absence, noting that she was interested in “Janine’s evolution.” ‘.

She is back!  Charlie revealed that romance is already on the cards for her villainous character as she confirmed she will be having an affair with live-in hunk Zack Hudson (James Farrar)

She is back! Charlie revealed that romance is already on the cards for her villainous character as she confirmed she will be having an affair with live-in hunk Zack Hudson (James Farrar)

Villainous: Charlie returned to Walford last week (pictured)

Villainous: Charlie returned to Walford last week (pictured)

She added that she tries to share her ideas for her character with the show’s producers, but success in listening varies.

It came days after Charlie made her highly anticipated comeback to Walford last week.

It soon became apparent that the character hasn’t changed her demeanor while away from Albert Square when she posed as a doctor on Monday’s episode of the soap, making fun of the unsuspecting Zack.

Scary scenes: She also teased that there will be 'big fire scenes' as her character once again makes her mark in Albert Square

Scary scenes: She also teased that there will be ‘big fire scenes’ as her character once again makes her mark in Albert Square

EastEnders: James portrayed in character as Martin Fowler

EastEnders: James portrayed in character as Martin Fowler

Sea products: Charlie told The Sun on Thursday at the National Television Awards: 'Next week we have big fire scenes'

She added: 'And there's definitely a love interest with someone very easy on the eye, Zack'

Sea products: Charlie told The Sun on Thursday at the National Television Awards: ‘Next week we have big fire scenes’

Ooh!  Revealing that she will clash with other feisty characters, she continued: 'There are a lot of strong female relationships when I rub against them in the pub'

Ooh! Revealing that she will clash with other feisty characters, she continued: ‘There are a lot of strong female relationships when I rub against them in the pub’

She introduced herself as Judith Bernstein and said to Zack, “Here I am. The meter is running, give me your worst.’

Janine last appeared on the soap in March 2014, when she left for Paris to pick up daughter Scarlett, who is also making a comeback.

Charlie’s character was involved in a number of high-profile storylines, perhaps most famously the death of her on-screen husband, Barry Evans, whom she pushed off a cliff in Scotland during a 2004 episode.

Janine returned to Albert Square four years later, and her most recent stint on the soap ended in 2014.

Rave reviews: 'Jessie Wallace who plays Kat (Slater) is a great actress, as is Lacey Turner - it was really fantastic.'

Rave reviews: ‘Jessie Wallace who plays Kat (Slater) is a great actress, as is Lacey Turner – it was really fantastic.’

Dramatic: While Janine happily flirts with Zack or gets in trouble with Kat, danger threatens when she gets caught in a fire

Dramatic: While Janine is happily flirting with Zack or getting in trouble with Kat, danger looms when she gets caught in a fire

Plans: But amid the dark and dangerous storylines, Charlie shared how she likes to show the lighter side of her character, by sharing how she wants her to open a drag bar

Plans: But amid the dark and dangerous storylines, Charlie shared how she likes to show the lighter side of her character, by sharing how she wants her to open a drag bar

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