Sad news for Ronnie Mitchell fans today as it seems to be confirmed that actress Samantha Womack quit EastEnders!
The Daily Mirror first reported that the 43-year-old had quit the soap over the weekend. After almost a decade on the show, it is reported that Samantha’s character Ronnie will leave Albert Square for good next year. The actress is said to have been offered an exit storyline that was ‘too good to refuse’.
What started as a rumour from soap insiders, has now be confirmed by an EastEnders spokesperson. In the statement they said, “Samantha 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.”
Fan favourite Samantha Womack has played Ronnie Mitchell since 2007. Her departure from the Square is sure to come as a surprise to many. Further details of the shock exit are still being kept tightly under wraps. Knowing EastEnders, we’re sure it will involve many plot twists and lots of drama!