Kara Tointon and Ricky Groves are leaving EastEnders.

Kara, best known as sultry Dawn Swann, and Ricky, who plays Garry Hobbs, will go out with a bang this summer, The Sun reports.

“Viewers will have to wait and see if there is a happy ending, or whether they go their separate ways,” a source said.

Speaking about her time on the show, Kara said: “It has been the best four years of my life. I will always hold the show dear to my heart and be an avid fan.”

Meanwhile, Ricky admitted: “It has been wonderful playing Garry. But I am looking forward to new things.”

Soap boss Diederick Santer paid tribute to their ‘great performances’ and said: “Ricky and Kara go with our thanks and our best wishes.”

Meanwhile, it’s a big week for EastEnders next week as Peggy and Archie prepare for their wedding. CLICK here for photos of the lead up to the big day.

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