Tamzin Outhwaite has found a bottle of champagne given to her by George Michael when she joined 'EastEnders' in 1998.

Tamzin Outhwaite

Tamzin Outhwaite

The 48-year-old actress uncovered the dusty bottle earlier this week and revealed to fans that the late singing legend - who died in 2016 aged 53 - gifted her the beverage when she first appeared in Albert Square as Mel Healy, and admitted she really misses the huge 'Enders' fan.

She shared a picture of the Dom Pérignon 1998 Vintage champers on Instagram, and she added the caption: "I just found this . I had put it in a safe place. It's the bottle of champagne that George Michael and Kenny Goss bought me for my birthday years ago. The year... 1998...is the year I joined Eastenders and George was a massive Enders fan. I miss that man. That artist. That gorgeous human . #dusty (sic)"

In 2017, Cheryl Fergison, who played Heather Trott on the soap, revealed how George used to send her presents.

She said: "I was lucky enough to have met him, I was lucky enough to listen to him talking to me about storylines I was in.

"He used to send presents and signed gifts and I've something that says: 'To a fan from a fan, love George.'

"You can't deny that man was a talent beyond any and his heart was beautiful and he had the most gorgeous voice."

Cheryl's alter-ego Heather was a "huge fan" of George, and she recalled speaking about him during the 2016 festive period only for him to pass away 12 hours later.

She added: "Heather was a huge fan of George Michael and so am I and I was talking about him and how Christmas isn't the same without a bit of Last Christmas.

"It must have been about 12 hours later he passed away and I was devastated."