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'EastEnders': Riley Carter Millington Slams How Soap Handled Exit Of His Character

'It’s a shame to have gay characters and then you have to say goodbye.'

21/07/2017 11:51

Former ‘EastEnders’ star Riley Carter Millington has slammed the way his exit from the soap was handled.

The actor played Kyle Slater, one of several characters who were axed by former executive producer Sean O’Connor when he took control of the soap last year.  

Fans saw Kyle leave Walford to do a catering course in France last November, after just over a year on the Square.

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Riley Carter Millington played Kyle Slater on 'EastEnders'

However, Riley has claimed the character never really moved past the storyline which saw him reveal he was transgender. 

Riley’s casting in ‘EastEnders’ made history back in 2015, as he was the first trans actor to play a trans character in a soap.

He’s not the first star to complain about their exit in recent weeks, as Danny-Boy Hatchard has also admitted disappointment at how his departure played out. 

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