EastEnders cast set to leave in the New Year

Tuesday 24 September 2013, 14:11

 EastEnders News Team EastEnders News Team

Kierston Wearing, Daniel Coonan, Phaldut Sharma, Rachel Bright, Clare Perkins and Cornell , S John (aka KirstyCarl, AJ, Poppy, Ava and Sam) are all set to leave EastEnders in the New Year.

Kirsty joined on Christmas Day last year as Max Branning's estranged wife, and she has been involved in some of the year's biggest stories, most notably, faking her own pregnancy and being the catalyst for Tanya's departure from The Square... naughty Kirsty! Max has recently been blackmailed into dumping Kirsty by her ex, Carl...  So does this mean that Kirsty and Carl are set to disappear into the sunset together? 


Carl has wasted no time in making enemies of most of The Square's inhabitants... Ian, Phil, Max, Shirley, Denise and even Ronnie have found themselves in confrontations with the new bad boy at one point... and Ronnie's only been back five minutes! So while he may be looking for a happy ever after with Kirsty, does someone decide that it's about time Carl got his comeuppance?


AJ has managed to put a smile on everyone's faces in his time in Walford... not least with his cheesy chat-up lines! But does AJ's eternal quest for romance finally pay off?


Poppy's unique perspective on life has charmed everyone, especially boyfriend Fatboy, but she can have a sneaky side... Remember when she lied to Lola so she could win the bonus at Beauty? Has Poppy learnt her lesson, or does she get herself into hot water again? 


Sam and Ava are set to leave after the kidney transplant story they are both involved in reaches its conclusion.

Ava Hartman Sam James

These members of cast are following in the footsteps of Jasmyn Banks aka Alice Branning whose departure was announced yesterday. Jasmine sent out the following message on her Twitter page:

Thanks so much to everyone wishing me well you've made me smile, but fear not there's still a lot to come on screen for Alice #staytuned xx



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    Gutted about kirsty, but not too fussed on the others

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    Comment number 2.

    Aww going to miss AJ character. He brings humour to the soap which it's seriously lacking right now.

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    Comment number 3.

    I think it's a shame they're leaving, though I expected it would happen with AJ and Alice at least. Perhaps there will be a massive event that kills them all off. That would be good. Or Alice just goes on a crazy killing spree before being shot by armed police.

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    Comment number 5.

    Alice and Pooy needs to stay ,the square needs nice girls, I am Glad Carl and Kirsty Really awful actors so false

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    Comment number 6.

    i personally think carl is going to be killed, and it'll be another whodunnit.

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    Comment number 7.

    Glad Carl is going. What a useless, pointless character. Shame about the others and AJ is so funny. Time to get rid of deadbeats like Sharon though.

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    Comment number 8.

    i think poppy and and Alice are going to realize that they are lesbians and in love with each other and ride off in the sunset.

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    Comment number 9.

    I'm really going to miss AJ, he and Fatboy are the only ones who put humour (a lot of) in the show, they really make me smile and laugh a lot.
    I think Naughty Kirsty should go, she's just a Tramp. I think Carl should be made to pay Ian back all the money he has taken from him. Kirsty and Carl should be run out of town by the Brannings. Carl should get a good beating before, Kirsty, will come to Carl's assistance by comforting him in Hospital, where they will be run out of town.

    Poor Alice and Poppy, I love them both, surely a place could be found for them. Oh Alice smile and her new teeth! AJ, Fatboy and Poppy could cheer us all up.

    I'd really love to see Ian, with some Karate (a skill he learned without anyone knowing) throws and Kicks beat up Phil. For years I've been dying to see this happens. And who's the person to inflict this on Phil, none other than Ian, the person he's humilated all his life. Come Ian Make My Day, Do It, Do It!

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    Comment number 10.

    I think it is a real shame about Poppy leaving. She is a really good actress and she is a very believable character. (She was excellent when paired with Jodie) I was hoping that Fats had finally found true love and we would have at least one happy couple. Yet again he will be left on his own. Shame also about Alice. Lets hope they bring in more 'normal' looking girls and not more painted, leggy model types.

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    Comment number 11.

    Aw. I'ma miss Carl. He's a hottie like Grant. Not bothered by any of the others leaving. Take Tamwar and Fat Boy, too, please. Bring back Stacey, Grant, and Sean.

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    Comment number 12.

    Hmmm... I think Kirsty will become pregnant for real and leave the Square, sonogram in hand, in the back of a black cab. That black cab will run over Carl on the way up Bridge Street. Michael Moon will have named Alice the beneficiary of his life insurance policy and she will move up west to start a match making blog, taking AJ with her as chief copywriter. And Poppy will leave to open a salon in Manchester.

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    Comment number 13.

    I like Carl and Kirsty, I don't see why they have to leave. Kirsty had grown on me a lot, after initially disliking her. I don't see the point of poppie's character - and she is really annoying. I do like Alice. AJ seemed like he would be a really good character when he joined, but he is as pointless as poppie as he hasn't really done anything.

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    Comment number 14.

    Aw, was finally warming to Alice and now she's off.....hope an evil streak comes out...maybe she will kill Michael lol. Not gonna miss Poppy, there are more brain cells in a banana

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    Comment number 15.

    Why axe A.J, he brings much needed humour to the show (on the few occasions he gets screen time). Poppy is one of the nicest characters on the square, is poor Fats going to have his heart broken...AGAIN!

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    Comment number 16.

    not 2 bothered about Alice she's a bit weird with her newly done teeth! she looks as if she is fixing her mouth before she says each word of her script, sorry and Tamwar should go also or else sex him up a bit....

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    Comment number 17.

    me sam Alice Branning Poppy Meadow :( :( :( :( ;(

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    Comment number 18.

    OMG not AJ i love him he makes me laugh so much, will really miss him, think the others have done their time and shud go

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    Comment number 19.

    Not Carl & Kirsty! They were the best new characters in ages!

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    Comment number 20.

    So glad to know that soon we will see the back of Carl and Kirsty. Daniel Coonan (Carl) and Kierston Wareing (Kirsty) show the characters well but if anything I cannot stand their characters... Alice storyline sounds pretty cool so i'm ok with the decision for her to leave. Saddening to see Poppy and AJ go but to be fair they've had no big storylines so it's not a big issue to me!


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