Josie Lawrence Quits EastEnders
Following the news that two of EastEnders’ most recognisable stars are leaving (Barbara Windsor as Peggy, and Charlie Clements as Bradley), Josie Lawrence has also announced her plans to leave.
In an interview with Digital Spy, the comedienne who plays Manda Best – Minty’s boyfriend – announced her intentions to leave and revealed that her departing storyline will involve a “huge secret” being uncovered.
She said: “I am somebody who likes to a variety of different projects, and now seems the right time to move on.”
Manda’s certainly made an impact on Walford with her romance with Minty, and the arrival of her son Adam – the square’s first disabled adult character (who will stay).