EastEnders Patsy Palmer shocks Masked Singer viewers with her Malibu lifestyle and DJ career more than her voice


EASTENDERS star Patsy Palmer took to the stage to sing dressed as a butterfly on The Masked Singer tonight.

But it wasn’t her amazing singing voice that shocked viewers – but the fact that she’s left the East End for a new life in Malibu.

Patsy Palmer wowed The Masked Singer viewers with her voice

And now she’s not working as the redheaded ‘RICKAAAAY’ shouting queen of soap, she’s a DJ in LA.

One viewer tweeted: “The most shocking bit wasnt that it was Patsy, it was that she lives in Malibu and DJs???”

Another added: “I mean, who knew Patsy Palmer lived in Malibu and DJd in LA.”

A third quipped: “Patsy Palmer is one of my favourite LA DJs.”

Patsy performed as the Butterfly but was eliminated from the competition

Patsy took to the stage tonight behind the mask of Butterfly and belted out Florence and the Machine’s version of You’ve Got The Love.

But after competing against the Duck she was booted out of the competition and was unmasked at the end of the show.

Patsy and her cabbie husband Richard Merkel traded in life in Blighty for Malibu back in 2014.

The red headed beauty, 46, quit acting in 1999 to “spend more time with her family and pursue other projects” and began home schooling her three youngest kids.

The star headed stateside in 2014 with cabbie husband Richard Merkell and turned to DJing in Malibu for fun while son Fenton, 18, and daughter Emilia, 17, worked on their showbiz careers.

Patsy previously told Lorraine about her new life as a DJ in LA

And the family set up quite the inner circle of famous friends in the Californian sunshine through Patsy’s passion for empowering women.

Even her brood hang out with the offspring of superstars.

Patsy Palmer took up DJing and inspiring women at her Malibu Members breakfast club when she moved to California
Her Instagram is a shrine to her kids, including Emilia, 17
The soap star loves to post beautiful landscapes of the beach near to her home
Her life across the pond with husband Richard Merkell is a far cry from London where she grew up

Fenton is a model signed to The Dragonfly Agency and is rumoured to be dating Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna’s daughter Delilah Belle.

While his ex is said to be Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia, who is good friends with Hollywood royal Kendall Jenner.

Meanwhile, Emilia is also becoming a face on the modelling scene as the LA-based teenagers focus on their careers.

EastEnders legend Patsy said about her kids last year: “They don’t really like school anyway, I hated it when I was a kid, so I’m never going to push them.

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Patsy’s kids are friends with the offspring of Hollywood Royalty and she’s rubbed shoulders with supermodel Cindy Crawford
The star has supported her daughter’s dreams of becoming a model and homeschooled the kids so they can attend auditions and photoshoots
Emilia, 17, and Fenton, 18, are both models

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In honor of all the amazing female artists .. @therealmaryjblige .. dreams come true

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“They’re very creative – I feel like there’s a lot more they could be doing outside of school, anyway.”

Instead of school, the kids study classes online so that they can have the flexibility to attend acting lessons and auditions.

Patsy added: “Its so far to go anyway. If they have a casting in the day its going to be hard for them to get there.”

Patsy’s eldest son Charley Palmer Rothwell – who Patsy had with former boyfriend, boxer Alfie Rothwell – lives back in London and is a rising star on the big screen, having bagged decent roles in iBoy, Dunkirk and opposite Tom Hardy in Legend.

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#nationaldaughterday I love my girl … @emiliamerkell she is everything and more than I could ever wish for .

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Despite her recent brief return to the Square, Patsy had admitted in the past that her new LA lifestyle meant she “didn’t miss” acting at all.

She added: “I don’t miss it one bit. I love talking to women, being around women, women that want to support each other.”


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