EastEnders actor Charlie Clements has revealed he’s quitting the BBC1 soap.
Charlie – who has played unlucky in love Bradley Branning since 2006 – will leave in a dramatic storyline to mark the show’s 25th anniversary in February.
Charlie told The Mirror: “I have been at EastEnders for nearly four years and I have enjoyed every minute with some fantastic storylines. But I feel that now is the time to take on some new roles.”
His biggest storyline came when Bradley’s marriage to Stacey Slater, played by Lacey Turner, was torn apart by her affair with his dad Max.
Since then Stacey has been battling with bi-polar disorder, while Bradley has emigrated to Canada with his new girlfriend Syd – and fans will be pleased to hear that Bradley briefly gets back with Stacey before his departure.
An insider revealed: “Bradley’s emigration only lasts for six weeks before he gets called back to Albert Square early next month because of a family crisis.
“It isn’t long before he realises he still has feelings for Stacey and doesn’t know what to do.”
EastEnders boss Diederick Santer said: “Viewers will miss Charlie hugely and I can promise a big exit. I know he’ll go on to great things.”