Remember Eastenders' pregnant teen Demi Miller? Here's what she looks like now…

Remember Eastenders' pregnant teen Demi Miller? Here's what she looks like now…

May 9, 2022

EX-EASTENDERS star Joe Swash's rarely-seen sister is all grown up 16 years after being axed as his on-screen sibling.

She played the role of Demi Miller until 2006, before it was announced that her part was to be cut along with that of her on-screen mother Rosie.



Initially just Mickey Miller, played by cheeky chappy Joe Swash, the cockney geezer was soon joined by mum Rosie, dad Keith, sister Dawn, played by Kara Tointon, and twin brother and sister Darren and Demi, played by actress – and Joe's sister – Shana Swash.

During her stint on the soap Demi's biggest story line was her scandalous teen pregnancy where she gave birth to daughter Aleesha aged just 11.

Demi's life to a turn for the worse when ran away from home with her boyfriend and baby and started using heroin.

She was saved by her family and eventually moved with her mother to start a new family in the Cotswolds.

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These days Shana Swash isn't facing anything so dramatic.

Now 31, the former actress launched her own coffee shop stall based in Barnard Park in Islington last July.

Joe, 40, shared his pride as he showed off Shana's new business venture, Swash and Jones Coffee, with her partner.

“Super proud of my little sister and her partner,” he wrote on Instagram as he posed in front of the stall.

EastEnders fans were shocked that her character was axed, but despite an online petition, both characters left the show in July that year.

Shana continued her acting career since leaving EastEnders.

In 2008 she starred in the Scottish soap River City as the daughter of Shona Malone and appeared in BBC's Doctors.

In 2009, Shana performed in Proud, a play at the Above The Stag Theatre.

She also won praise for her part in the 2016 film My Feral Heart where she played a young carer at a care home for adults with learning difficulties.

While Shana has stepped away from the spotlight, Joe's a famous face on TV alongside his fiancé Stacey Solomon.He made his final appearance on EastEnders in July 2008 in an explosive storyline that saw Mickey and his father written out on the show

Shana revealed in August that she is engaged after her boyfriend Nick Jones proposed on holiday in Spain.

Carpenter Nick got down on one knee and asked Shana to be his wife during their travels.

Sharing a snap of her husband-to-be kissing her cheek and making sure her hand got in the shot, she told her 17.5k followers: "I SAID YES! 🥂❤️💍."

Many flocked to the comments section to congratulate the happy couple.

Joe's wife-to-be Stacey Solomon wrote: "Best news ever ❤️❤️❤️❤️."

Another said: "Congratulations !!❤️."

Shana later uploaded another photo of her impressive new engagement ring.

In the snap Shana has her hand on full display, with Nick messing around in the sea in the background.

Nick and Shana have been together since 2016.



 

 

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