Kara Tointon and Ricky Groves quit EastEnders

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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