Patricia "Pat" Evans (née Harris; previously Beale, Wicks and Butcher, occasionally referred to within the programme and popular culture as Fat Pat) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. She has been played by Pam St. Clement since 12 June 1986, just over a year after the show first aired. Pat was also played by Emma Cooke in a soap 'bubble' Pat and Mo: Ashes to Ashes, delving into her past with sister-in-law Mo Harris, which aired in 2004.
Pat is a tough enemy, a good friend, a straight talker and a woman who won't be messed with. She's had a rough life and made many mistakes, but she's a survivor and she refuses to let her past grind her down. Pat has been married four times, making her the most-married character in EastEnders, until 2007 when Ian Beale married his fourth wife, Jane Collins.
Pam St. Clement has 125 pairs of earrings from which to choose and fans still send her earrings, which she sometimes wears in the programme.