Patsy Palmer will use her break from 'EastEnders' to catch up on 'Mad Men'.

The 39-year-old actress - who plays quick-tempered Bianca Butcher on the BBC One soap - will be returning to the show in September but wants to spend a lot of her time off watching television.

She said: "I'll be watching 'Mad Men'. I love it. I watched it when Bertie was born. It was perfect as I was in bed feeding him so I had the perfect excuse to lay there. I'm addicted to it."

The soap star also revealed she will use her time off to spend quality time with her family, including husband Richard and children Charley, 20, Fenton, 11, Emilia, 11 and 16-month-old Bertie.

She said: "I'm exhausted and need to get away so I'll get out of the country for a while. It will be nice to have a break somewhere, all of us together."

Patsy previously revealed that she hopes to expand her brood of four children with another four kids.

She said: "My husband Richard is so brilliant. None of my children are stressed because he's so amazing. I'd love to have another four kids if I could."