Last month, EASTENDERS star Zach Morris hinted that he was leaving the BBC series.
The Sun reported today that actor Keegan Baker, 23, has already filmed his last scenes on the series.
Assuming he tried something new three weeks ago, he posted a photo on Instagram wearing a jacket with cubes on the sleeves.
He wrote, “Those who never roll the dice can never count on winning 6ix 🎲.”
His co-star Natalie Cassidy responded, “Honestly, I’m happy with 1. My angel, you’ll roll a double 6… 🤩.”
He told 38-year-old Sonya Fowler: “You already hit the jackpot, Nat😌. Appreciate you X.”
Announcing his decision to leave Albert Square, Zach said the soap “changed my life for the better”.
Hugh explained: “After five great years on this incredible show, I have made the difficult decision to leave Walford and give Keegan Butcher-Baker a well deserved rest.
“This show has frankly changed my life for the better. He will always take the place of true love in my heart.
“The cast and crew of this show deserve every accolade they receive.
“The hard work, love and dedication put into making four episodes a week is enormous and should not be taken lightly.
“This show has given me so much not only as an actor, but also as a person.
“These invaluable lessons I learned at EastEnders will stay with me for the rest of my life.
“I will always regard this entire experience as the biggest blessing I could ever ask for. I loved every second.”
Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama at BBC Studios, added: “Zach has been an incredible asset to the people of the East End; not only as a brilliant actor, but also as a wonderful member of the troupe.
“As one of the founding members of the Taylor-Bakers, Zach shone in important narratives such as the knife crime story.
“He’s heartbroken over his great relationship with Tiffany Butcher and will soon be back in the spotlight as his sister’s killer is exposed.”
She added, referring to the Hertfordshire village where the series is filmed, “We will miss Keegan from our screens and Zach from our Elstree family.
“He is a great talent and we wish him all the best for the future.”
Zach has filmed his final scenes and will be leaving the series this spring. His departure follows on-screen wife Tiffany Butcher, who left last year.
Earlier this week, Kate confirmed that Keegan’s son-in-law Gray Atkins would be exposed in the Chantel murder next month.
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