Who is leaving EastEnders? 8 massive exits revealed

It’s all change in EastEnders as new boss Chris Clenshaw continues to make his mark by introducing new characters and saying goodbye to quite a few.

Just recently, it was confirmed five Walford residents will say their goodbyes in one way or another, with an EastEnders spokesperson telling us:

‘Whenever a new boss comes in there’s always going to be big changes and it’s no different with Chris.

‘He’s been working hard behind the scenes since January and is really planning to shake things up which means saying goodbye to some characters.’

They continued: ‘It’s nothing personal to any of the cast going, it’s simply a creative decision – for big storylines to happen you have to say goodbye people, that’s the nature of soap.

‘Chris has some really big stories planned and viewers will see his stuff starting to air over the summer.

‘He’s really keen to take the show back to its roots, build up the clans again with some big explosive long running stories. It’s an exciting time to be on the show.’

With exits looming, we thought it’s high time to sit down and tell you what we know so far and wonder how a character’s final scene will play out as of course, we don’t know everything just yet!

Going…

Lola

On Monday, we revealed Lola Pearce’s (Danielle Harold) final storyline will be a heart-breaking one, as the character will die from a brain tumour.

Metro.co.uk understands from a source from the soap world that the storyline has been in the works for a long time and viewers’ hearts will be left ‘broken’.

On Lola’s tragic end, a source told The Sun: ‘EastEnders is desperate to make headlines and drive viewing figures with explosive plotlines, and Lola’s exit will have diehard fans in bits. It will be a compulsive watch.’

Metro.co.uk’s insider added that the show has been working closely with charities on the storyline.

The story will also involve Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick), who will look after Lola as her life comes to an end.

Dana

Dana Monroe (Barbara Smith) has turned her attention to Peter (Dayle Hudson) in recent weeks after her relationship with Bobby (Clay Milner Russell) broke down.

Life in Walford hasn’t been easy for Dana, as she’s had to come to terms with Bobby being responsible for his sister’s murder, and deal with her brother Aaron (Charlie Wernham) being involved in a Far-Right gang.

How might he go?

One thing that’s always been on Dana’s mind is university, so it is highly likely the character will depart Walford to spread her wings and focus her attention on something positive.

Or maybe, given her feelings for Peter, they’ll leave Bobby devastated and exit together?

Mick

We were all shocked when Danny Dyer’s exit as Mick Carter was announced and very slowly, we are getting more hints about how he will leave.

Right now, Mick’s marriage with Linda (Kellie Bright) has firmly come to an end and he is enjoying time with Janine (Charlie Brooks), unaware she was actually responsible for the crash that put Linda in hospital.

How might he go?

At the British Soap Awards a few weeks ago, Danny told us: ‘We’re still in debate about how I’m gonna leave.

‘We’re negotiating what I think should happen and what the powers that be think should happen.’

And, while it was always believed that Mick would not die, it sounds like it may not be as off the table as we think.

‘It may be that we never see Mick again,’ Danny said.

‘It’ll be an epic ending. It’ll be huge. And I think I want to put a full stop on the job, and I think it’s been an amazing 10 years I’ve had; I’ve loved every minute of it.’

Peter

Peter Beale is one of those character we really aren’t sure of just yet when it comes to his departure.

Peter often annoys his family due to how arrogant he is, and if we’re honest, he isn’t exactly achieving much for the son of businessman Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt)!

How might he go?

As we mentioned before, he could well leave with Dana if he decides to start a relationship with his brother’s ex, but what if Peter doesn’t feel the same?

If he feels there isn’t a place for him in Walford anymore, could he fly back to New Zealand to try and fix things with Lauren and his son?

Jada

Jada Lennox (Kelsey Calladine-Smith) was welcomed into Sharon’s (Letitia Dean) family after it was revealed she’s the mother of baby Alyssa – Dennis’ daughter.

Recently, Jada misread some signals from Zack (James Farrar) and tried to kiss him, but later told Sharon it was the other way round.

How might she go?

When it comes to Jada, we honestly think it will be as simple as outstaying her welcome with the family – but we might be wrong, of course!

With Jada leaving, we are left wondering if she’ll take baby Alyssa with her, or if Sharon and Zack will bring her up along with baby Albie.

Stuart

With Rainie having just gone, Stuart is also saying goodbye but this character won’t be going until later in the year.

Suffering from post natal depression, we have seen Stuart end things with Rainie as he couldn’t be a dad to Roland, and he didn’t want her dream of being a mother shattered.

How might he go?

Stuart was battling cancer not so long ago, so many fans fear that the disease may come back and there may be a tragic ending in store.

However, could Stuart have a change of heart where Rainie is concerned and head off for a new life after saving his marriage?

Gone…

Rainie

Fans were left gutted when Tanya Franks’ final scenes aired this week, with her taking baby Roland following her split from Stuart.

A source told Metro.co.uk that Rainie has been written out for storyline purposes but didn’t rule out a return in the future.

‘Rainie has always been a character that has come and gone in the show for stints and the story naturally reached a point where the character had an ending of sorts.’

However, it can’t be ruled out that we might see Rainie again in time for Stuart’s departure.

Nancy

And the week previously saw the Carters diminished further as Nancy headed away from the Queen Vic, having discovered that boyfriend Zack cheated.

Having had so much conflict with mum Linda and being betrayed by Zack, Nancy decided she needed to get away.

And the fortune she had stolen from her seemed strangely forgotten!

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