'EastEnders': Characters Kirsty Branning, AJ Ahmed, Carl White, Poppy Meadow Axed In Shake-Up By New Boss Of BBC Soap

24/09/2013 07:21 | Updated 25 September 2013

'EastEnders' is to undergo one of its biggest shake-ups in years in a bid to improve ratings.

Kirsty Branning (Kierston Wareing), AJ Ahmed (Phaldut Sharma), Carl White (Daniel Coonan) and Poppy Meadow (Rachel Bright) will all be waving goodbye to Albert Square in the New Year.

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AJ Ahmed (Phaldut Sharma) and Kirsty Branning (Kierston Wareing)

'EastEnders' boss, Dominic Treadwell-Collins is charged with reviving the BBC soap, which has seen viewing figures drop to below 5 million.

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Carl White (Daniel Coonan) and Poppy Meadow (Rachel Bright)

Earlier this month, Kierston Wareing, who plays axed Kirsty Branning recently told Digital Spy that she was looking for other acting roles outside of the soap.

Yesterday we reported that another character, Alice Branning, is also to be written out of the show.

Actress Jasmyn Banks, who was cast in the BBC One soap 18 months ago, will leave Albert Square as part of Michael Moon's (Steve John Shepherd) exit storyline.

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