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'EastEnders' actor unhappy with character

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EastEnders' Gary Beadle, who plays Paul Truman in the soap, says that he is unhappy with the route his character is being forced down.

Speaking to Radio 1 he said that he is leaving the show soon and is troubled by Paul's storyline, which has made the character a drug dealer.

He explained: "It's affected me to the point that when I walk down the street with my kids, Christmas shopping, people shout 'Drug dealer'.

"There has been shouting in the street 'Sell me some drugs', 'EastEnders' is so powerful, such a powerful medium.

"It's a storyline about a very deep subject and if you are going to write about that subject then you need to explain it completely.

"I'm just talking about believability. You need to show the beginning, the middle and the end, otherwise it looks negative."
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