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'EastEnders': Samantha Womack Speaks Out On Exit Of Soap Boss Sean O'Connor, After He Axed Her Character

We're still not over him killing Ronnie and Roxy, tbh.

05/07/2017 08:40 | Updated 05 July 2017

Former ‘EastEnders’ star Samantha Womack has spoken out in support of axed boss Sean O’Connor - despite the fact he killed her character off

The soap’s executive producer announced he was stepping down from the BBC One soap last month with “immediate effect”, following a tumultuous 12 months in charge. 

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Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell were killed off on New Year's Day

During his tenure, Sean was responsible for the decision to kill off Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell in a dramatic New Year stunt. 

The actresses who played the sisters - Samantha Womack and Rita Simons - previously spoke of their dismay at being axed, but Samantha has now said she sympathises with Sean, following his exit. 

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Sean O'Connor has announced his departure from 'EastEnders'

The decision to kill off Ronnie and Roxy was slammed by veteran star Barbara Windsor, who played their aunt Peggy Mitchell, as well as previous executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins.

Sean has now been temporarily replaced with previous executive producer John Yorke, who has been charged with turning around the ailing soap’s fortunes, having suffered a ratings slump over the last year. 

Reports have claimed he is hoping to bring back Kat and Alfie Moon and thrust Phil Mitchell to the heart of the soap as part of his plans. 

 

 

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