13/03/2016 09:09 GMT

'EastEnders' Spoiler: Nancy Carter And Tamwar Masood To Leave Albert Square, As Maddy Hill And Himesh Patel Quit

Is there a reunion on the cards before they leave Walford?

One of our favourite former ‘EastEnders’ pairings have announced that they’re saying goodbye to Albert Square, with Maddy Hill and Himesh Patel stepping down from the roles of Nancy Carter and Tamwar Masood.

The pair have revealed that their final scenes have already been filmed and they’ll be bidding farewell to Walford in just a few weeks, with the actors admitting they’re now keen to pursue other opportunities.

Is a reunion on the cards?

Speaking to Digital Spy about her departure, Maddy explained: It was time for Nancy to take a break from her family and me from EastEnders after having a wonderful time working on the show.

"I was surrounded by a terrific team both on and off camera and I shall miss seeing them all on a daily basis, especially the fabulous Carter family."

Maddy has been one of the most central characters on ‘EastEnders’ ever since her arrival two years ago, which came after her soap parents - Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright - were revealed to be playing the Queen Vic’s new owners, Mick and Linda Carter.

She’s since been at the centre of several major plots, most notably revolving around her epilepsy, but was also a key figure in the aftermath of Linda Carter’s shocking sexual assault.

Himesh Patel is also leaving the role of Tamwar behind

Meanwhile, Himesh has revealed he’s keen to take on new challenges, more than eight years after joining the BBC soap, adding: I'm looking forward to new challenges, perhaps on the stage or behind the camera.

“Whatever awaits me, I'll miss my family at EastEnders immensely - they've watched me grow from boy to man and supported me every step of the way. It's been a true privilege to work alongside them."

It’s not yet known exactly how they’ll be leaving the soap (though it’s fair to assume a black cab will be involved), meaning a potential reunion could well be on the cards for their characters, before they say goodbye.

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