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Nickie | 11:43 UK time, Friday, 23 September 2011

After nearly 5 years on the Square (that's roughly the same amount of time as Wham were together, fact fans!) George Michael obsessed, Alice band wearing, 80s pop revivalist and cheese fanatic Heather Trott will be leaving our screens next year. Her exit storyline is top secret but actress Cheryl Fergison had this to say:

"I've had a wonderful time at EastEnders, it's been a privilege to be part of such an amazing programme and working alongside a fantastic group of people. I'm really excited about exploring new opportunities."

Which leads us to wonder... What's your favourite Heather moment? My vote = rooting through (what she thought were) George Michael's bins... Tell us yours!



  • Comment number 1.

    I haven't been watching Eastenders for 5 years but I loved Heather since I started watching couple of years back. I am so going to miss her...Wonder if George will be leaving as well. My favorite Heather moment was in Southend. Loved her clothes...Good luck...x

  • Comment number 2.

    The 80s convention! Good choice :)

  • Comment number 3.

    i wonder if George Michael (the singer not baby) will be involved with her Exit Storyline, would be good to see him on the Square! ;-)

  • Comment number 4.

    I'm gutted to see her leave. :( What will Shirley do now? her partner in crime is no more :( :(

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  • Comment number 6.

    Its Sad That Darrens Gone Now Heather And Most Likely George too

  • Comment number 7.

    Im gutted Heather is leaveing i love her il miss her x

  • Comment number 8.

    I'm really sad to hear Heather will be leaving the square next year because I really like her and think she's a fantastic character. I love how she's a happy-go-lucky (or unlucky) character and is always positive and optimistic. I also love Cheryl Fergison too because she's lovely and a great actress. I always love watching Heather and Shirley together because they're so believable as friends and just so funny together. It also helps that Cheryl and Linda have so much chemistry and work so well together. I hated how cruel Queenie was to Heather. I have quite a few Heather highlights, one was from the Christmas Day 2007 episode, where Heather and Shirley were sitting in what their flat was at the time, had just eaten a massive dinner and Heather let out some hot air, I also loved the reveal of who's the father of George Michael Trott, Heather kissing Billy Mitchell under the mistletoe, Heather and Shirley visiting George Michael's house and checking out his bins, and of course recently with Heather, Shirley and the gang in Southend. Oh and the yoghurt lid of course. It's a shame nothing of significance happened with Andrew, hopefully he'll come back to see his "maw" and take Heather back with him. She deserves some happiness and a happy exit, or maybe she'll go touring with Wham on a tour. I hope she gets the exit she deserves. I also loved Heather's relationship with Dot and Patrick. I will miss Heather a lot so I'm going to enjoy and cherish every scene she's in between now and when she leaves. I'd like to thank Cheryl for a fantastic 5 years service to the show, you have been brilliant to watch, you will be missed and all the very best wishes with future projects that will be pursued and fingers crossed the door will be left open for both Heather and George to return in the future!

  • Comment number 9.

    We knew about this last friday - you're a week late :P

    i reaaaaaaaaally hope this doesn't mean Linda will leave :(

  • Comment number 10.

    Was really suprised to hear about Cheryl leaving, thought she was extremely popular with viewers and thought in years to come, she could have been an iconic character.
    Would not be suprised if Rita Simmons (Roxy Mitchell) was next to leave. As much as I like her, she has had no storylines since Ronnie's departure and what is there left for her in Walford?

  • Comment number 11.

    The bit where she sang george micheal while giving birth was well funny XD

  • Comment number 12.

    sad to see heather go as much as i love her character i have got too say all the soap writers give her is stupid storylines where she tries to find a man so to be honest it was not a shock to me hate lola i hate her hopefully u can get rid of her aswelll and u can get rid of kat such a misarable character

  • Comment number 13.

    I will miss Heather when she leaves. I hope she dos'ent get killed off

  • Comment number 14.

    ow. I really like Heather, why do all of the good people leave? I know I will cry when she goes. I can't believe it's been 5 years!! I remember when she first came, with a collection bucket I think and Shirley was mean to her...My favourite heather moment was when she thought she was at George Micheal's house and when they were sneaking in, she fell off the wall! I have to watch that bit again! :D

  • Comment number 15.

    I loved the episode were Shirley and Heather are going to visit the house of George Michael. Really loved the moment were they are trying to climb over the wall of his garden. Hilarious!

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  • Comment number 17.

    I like Heather although I do wish she would find someone to love,other that George.
    Think Heathers love of cheese had to be a winner for me.

  • Comment number 18.

    I hate to see Heather leaving. She is a fantastic character in the show and it wont be the same without her. Pleasr reconsider and keep her in.

  • Comment number 19.

    my fave heather moment was when darren walked in the hospital room where she was with george and she said "george this is daddy" then darren runs off that made me laugh tho i know thats a bit cruel.

  • Comment number 20.

    So sad to hear that Heather (Cheryl) is leaving the series next year. Please let her have a happy ending because she hasn't had much luck lately with one thing or another. Hope she meets someone special and that they go off to live abroad or something. I like the Character of Heather. Her and Shirley (Linda) are really good together. (Love Linda's new hair do. It really suits her.)

  • Comment number 21.

    My favourite Heather moment was when she married Minty. I thought they were good together. Shame it wasn't to continue. I thought she finally found happiness.

  • Comment number 22.

    my fayvoret ever moment has to be when she found the lucky lid.
    im sure her hair went even curlier...

  • Comment number 23.

    NO! She's possibly the most loved charicter on the show! She just needs a good plot line that the poor woman deserves. Why hasn't she found love. Why couldn't she get married? So upset by this :(

  • Comment number 24.

    Hi Eastenders Producer, please whatever happens, don't kill off Max and Tania. I just love Max. I think he's the sexiest male on Easenders. They are the reason I and my family watch the programme. I suggest Tania & Max should get back together and their kids with them. I'm not keen on the new Ben. Bring back the old Ben. I've been watching this soap now for 18 years so please indulge me, especially re: Max & Tania. Bring back Stacy too. It's a shame about Bradely. But this is soapland, can't he be resuscitated? Helen.

  • Comment number 25.

    oh dont kill heather off.. she has lots of stories left.. make her happy for a while at least..

  • Comment number 26.

    so sorry Cheryl Fergison is leaving Eastenders, please please let her go on a happy note please don't kill her off, i will miss Heather lots. thanks.

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