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'EastEnders' Spoiler: Charlie Cotton To Leave Walford After Actor Declan Bennett Quits Soap

23/07/2015 16:34 BST | Updated 23/07/2015 16:59 BST

Another ‘EastEnders’ favourite is set to wave goodbye to Walford, after actor Declan Bennett quit the soap.

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Charlie Cotton will be written out of the BBC One soap in the coming weeks, with Declan currently filming his final scenes.

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Declan Bennett as Charlie Cotton

An ‘EastEnders’ spokesperson confirmed the news to Digital Spy, saying: "We can confirm that Declan Bennett will be leaving EastEnders. We wish him all the best for the future."

It is believed the character was dropped by bosses, rather than it being the actor’s choice to leave.

Declan joined ‘EastEnders’ as Dot Branning’s long-lost grandson in 2014, as Charlie arrived on the Square to inform her that her son Nick had died.

Since then, he’s been involved in many dramatic storylines, including the reveal that Charlie had faked Nick’s death, only for him to arrive in Walford and then die from a heroin overdose a few months later.

He is currently at the centre of a love triangle with wife Ronnie Mitchell (Samantha Womack) and her sister Roxy (Rita Simmons).

It remains unclear whether his exit will see him leave with one of the sisters and baby son Matthew.

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