Now that the news of Martine McCutcheon’s bankruptcy has hit the tabloid, the singer and former soap opera star has posted a message on her Twitter feed to thank her fans for their support. McCutcheon is entering bankruptcy, after racking up debts of £187,000 (her main debtor is HM Revenue & Customs). On Twitter, she posted a message to say “I can't begin to express my love and gratitude for such kind and encouraging messages. I'm truly so touched. I love you guys. Thank you. Xx”

McCutcheon is perhaps best known for playing the role of Tiffany Mitchell in the popular UK soap opera EastEnders. She has also had a successful pop music career, with the number one single ‘Perfect Moment’ and has authored a top ten best-selling novel, with another novel on the way. McCutcheon was also the face of Activia yoghurt’s TV marketing campaigns for some time Last year, Hello! magazine featured Martine’s wedding, when she tied the knot with Jack McManus on the shores of Lake Como, in Italy.

KPMG have been appointed trustees of the 36 year-old’s affairs. David Standish, said “Ms McCutcheon petitioned for her own bankruptcy at Kingston-Upon-Thames County Court,” The Scottish Daily Record reports. He added: “we are now responsible for administering her estate and are in the process of establishing the individual's assets and liabilities, the largest creditor being Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs." 

Martine McCutcheon

Martine McCutcheon - the former EastEnders actress has filed for bankruptcy

Martine McCutcheon

McCutcheon thanked her fans for their messages of support, via Twitter