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"It's been the best three-and-a-half years of my life..."

Nickie | 11:46 UK time, Thursday, 25 February 2010

Find out how Diederick feels as he prepares to get his final black cab out of Albert Square, after nearly three-and-a-half years as EastEnders Executive Producer. What's he most proud of? His top storylines? Watch the video and wave goodbye in the comments below. And tell us your favourite storylines of the past three-and-a-half years...

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  • Comment number 1.

    Santer has brought some of the best stories to eastenders EVER!!! Thanks Diederick :D we'll miss ya! xxx

  • Comment number 2.

    Good luck Diederick have loved so many Storyilnes you have done Christian and Syed love that such a good story as your leaveing could you tell me when they get together?! lol also the who killed Archie never saw it being Stacey!!! and i cried when Bradley died. Max and Stacey getting caught out on christmas day 2007 just awesome love Eastenders. Hannah xxx

  • Comment number 3.

    He has also brought about some of the worst plots and all these returnees are tedious.

  • Comment number 4.

    EastEnders has been consistently great while Diederick was at the helm, and although I'm sure Bryan will do a great job. I will miss the guarantee of a great episode that we have had for the past few years. The fantastic live episode was (and is) a credit to to cast, crew and Diederick, and hopefully a testament to a great Executive Producer I'm sure many EastEnders fans will be sad to see leave.

  • Comment number 5.

    By the way forgot to give my favourite storylines :P
    Thanks for bringing Danielle into eastenders for the ronnie danielle storyline! That's by far my best. But then again, thanks for alerting the whole public on issues that are hidden away, like the tony and whitney storyline. And thanks for the LIVE episode! Diederick = Amazing man!

  • Comment number 6.

    I haven't watched the above video as my family are in the room and I don't want to disturb them, but I am commenting because it struck me that it must be odd for the Executive Producers to come and go, as for example now on Diederick'll have no input in what happens to the characters whom he has moulded for the past few years. I can liken it to playing that game where you draw a part of a person and fold the paper and pass the paper around. Sometimes it's frustrating (if you take it seriously!) if you have drawn a perfectly good head and then the next person ruins the picture by drawing a really bad body. I just hope that the next Executive Producer will work sympathetically with the current characters and work in a way that will compliment Diederick's style. I guess there is a massive committee to keep it on track.

  • Comment number 7.

    Diederick thank you for some great storylines and the live episode. You will be missed. Good luck for the future.

  • Comment number 8.

    Diederick you have come up with fantastic stroylines, especially who killed Archie that was on of the best storylines ever! Good look with the future Diederick. Thank You for coming up these wtorylines.

    However Diederick you still have to explain to me why would Max kill Archie. It doesn't make any sense to me. Please explain it to me.

  • Comment number 9.

    Santer has been a great EP. Thank you very much for the great storylines.
    EE has a great cast and is on top form.
    Thank you for Ronnie's character and for bringing Sam Womack in EE.

  • Comment number 10.

    I am not sure if it falls in the last 3 and half years , but my favourite is Johnny Allen storylines and when Den came back.

  • Comment number 11.

    Just wondering , after watching the Video Quiz , showing clips from the beginning to now of Eastenders , Is it possible to add full episodes to a section on the site so that people who would like to watch old episodes can do this?

  • Comment number 12.

    Thank you Diederick for the past three years as exec producer. You have made my favourite Tv show even better. You will be missed. All the best for the future. :-)

  • Comment number 13.

    Thank-you Diederick for the past three and a half years! I have loved all of the storylines and characters you have created! Some of my favourite are the Who killed Archie story (never thought it would be Stacey but it all makes sense!), the Danielle and Ronnie story, Max and Stacey's affair, Whitney,Bianca and Tony story and the return of Ricky,Bianca and Janine!
    Over the past three and a half years you have made my days complete every night when I watch Eastenders. Also, the live episode was my all time favourite episode ever! A lot of hard work must have been put into that by the cast and crew and you all pulled it off brilliantly! I was on the edge of my seat all the way through waiting for the reveal!! But when Bradley fell off the roof, it completly shocked me! I knew he was going out of it but I didnt think he would die! I was crying really bad on the funeral! :)

    Thank-you Diederick and you will be sadly missed!


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