James Alexandrou has known the singer since they were both kids

Amy Winehouse is missing husband Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, while he languishes in jail, but she has plenty of friends who help her pass the time at her east London flat.

EastEnders’ favourite young greengrocer Martin Fowler, otherwise known as actor James Alexandrou, 23, popped round to the gaff a couple of weeks ago and the pair were seen happily chatting away.

We didn’t even know they were friends, but, in fact, it turns out that James has known Amy, 24, for years and was just dropping a hairdresser pal off at Amy’s place.

‘James didn’t stay long, but he had a quick catch-up with Amy,’ a friend tells Now. ‘They hadn’t seen each other in years, but used to hang around together when they were kids and they still have some mutual pals.’

On 2 April, Big Brother reject Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, 29, was spotted chez Amy and even left with a pair of the troubled singer’s ballet pumps on.

Aisleyne’s more likely to be seen flashing her tanned boobs outside Chinawhite these days; a world away from the gritty clubs of Camden and east London. But the pair are even planning a holiday together.

Four days later, Pixie Geldof, 16, turned up at Amy’s revolving door. She arrived with DJ Nick Grimshaw on 6 April and stayed ’til the sort of hour that most of us are thinking about getting up and going to work.

By Beth Mcloughlin