14/08/2016 09:10 BST

‘EastEnders’ Spoilers: Ronnie Mitchell Actress Samantha Womack Quits The Soap


Samantha Womack has made the decision to leave ‘EastEnders’, after almost 10 years of playing Ronnie Mitchell.

And while bosses are keeping exact details about how her character will bow out under wraps, it seems she won’t be going quietly.

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Samantha Womack

A BBC spokesperson confirmed the news to The Sun, stating: “Samantha has created an iconic character in Ronnie Mitchell.”

“However, she was recently offered a big storyline which she happily accepted that leads to Ronnie departing Walford. We wish Samantha all the best for the future.”

During her time on the soap, Samantha has been involved in a number of huge storylines, including the controversial cot death plot, which saw her baby son James die.

Ronnie then swapped her baby with Kat and Alfie’s son, and the actress later spoke out about how difficult it was to film.

She then left the soap after reportedly telling a friend that the storyline had given her “four weeks of living hell”, and later returned in 2013.

While Samantha is now departing, there have been a number of new arrivals in recent weeks, including that of Grant Mitchell’s secret son, Mark Fowler Jr.

Catch up on all the latest soap news and spoilers here.

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