EastEnders star Jo Joyner has filmed her last scenes as Tanya Cross.
Albert Square’s familiar face is bowing out of the BBC One soap and tweeted the news to her followers that she had shot her final scenes on Wednesday.
Jo tweeted: “That’s a wrap! I am officially ‘that woman that use to play thingy in ‘Enders’! Thanks to the lovely @mrjakedwood for such a special time.”
Her EastEnders co-star Jake Wood, who plays Tanya’s on/off partner Max Branning, also took to Twitter to bid farewell to his colleague.
Jake tweeted a photo of the pair hugging on set with the caption: “So here’s me and Jo after filming our last scene together this morning…gonna miss you @dollyJoyner.”
Last year Jo had said she would be taking a break from EastEnders, but later announced her leave would be indefinite.
At the time she said: “I love playing Tanya and being part of such a great show, but she has been on quite a rollercoaster over the past seven years and I have come to realise that it’s right for her to step away from Walford for a bit longer than originally planned.
“I have been very fortunate to have been part of some fantastic storylines over the years, and I have worked with some wonderful people during my time on the show which I will always be very grateful for, but I feel that as a mother and an actress it is time for me to explore some other avenues for a while.”
Tanya, who has three children in EastEnders, has been at the centre of some tough storylines including divorcing Max and burying him alive, marrying Greg Jessop (Stefan Booth), dealing with cervical cancer and finding out Max has a secret wife, Kirsty (Kierston Wareing).