After more than three years on screen, Cherry won't be leaving the BBC One daytime soap quietly as she must finally face the music after cheating on husband Jimmi with their colleague Daniel Granger.
In real life, actress Sophie Abelson - who played Cherry - has departed Doctors to pursue other acting opportunities, hoping to return to her roots in theatre in the coming months.
Digital Spy recently caught up with Sophie to hear her thoughts on Cherry's final storyline and more.
How are you feeling now that your time at Doctors has come to an end?
"It's very sad. I was there for three and a half years, I had an amazing time and it was a great experience. I learned lots and worked with some amazing people, but I felt that the time had come to move on and see what else was out there.
"Overall I miss the people a lot, and when I look back on my time on Doctors, it was fantastic. So it is sad, but it's also exciting to think what the next chapter in my life might be."
When did you decide to leave?
"These things work yearly at Doctors, so I was thinking about whether I should stay or not. It was early in Cherry and Jimmi's marriage when I made the decision, so that made things quite interesting because the producers then had to think about how to conclude the marriage so quickly.
"It was quite a difficult task for them to do it with only a certain amount of time, but sometimes it makes things more interesting when the pressure has been put on!"
How did the producers feel about your decision to leave?
"I think the producers know that actors often want to try other things and have new challenges, so they're quite understanding about that. The thing about Doctors is there are a few regular characters and the producers invest so much time into them as individuals, so I think it's quite a shame for them in most cases for people to leave.
"At the same time, though, when people do leave the show it creates room for new characters to come in, which is always a good thing. There's a few characters who have been there for a long time, which is always nice for the audience, but it's also good to put a fresh injection of life into the show."
Were you happy with Cherry's final storyline?
"I was! I was quite happy that Cherry went against her usual character by sleeping with Daniel, and I liked the fact that the pressure really built up for such a long period of time afterwards. It was interesting to play, because she had to live with what she'd done for quite a while.
"For someone like Cherry, it meant holding onto guilt for a long time and wanting to tell everyone what she'd done, but not feeling able to. She definitely found that very difficult, so I enjoyed the fact that it was a slow-burner and then it comes to an explosive finale, as you'll see!"
Can we expect emotional scenes when Jimmi finds out about Cherry's infidelity?
"Yes, there are lots of emotions there. Jimmi has been so innocent and unknowing all the way through, so I actually found it quite excruciating playing those scenes with him where he didn't know the truth! I felt really sick and uncomfortable, which obviously is how Cherry felt too.
"When Jimmi does finally find out what's happened, there's a lot of emotion to come out. Cherry has suppressed this for quite a long time, so it had to come to a head at some stage. There will be high emotions!"
Is Jimmi more angry or upset in his response?
"I can't give too much away about how Jimmi responds, as I don't want to spoil it! Also, probably a lot of Jimmi's response will occur after Cherry has left. You'll have to wait and see what his response is - Jimmi is a complex character, so it could go many ways…"
Does Cherry want to fix things with Jimmi, or does she feel it's time for the marriage to end?
"It's actually a very interesting scenario, as I think Cherry initially wanted to be the princess bride and have a knight in shining armour as her husband. Cherry was brought up in a bit of a bubble, but over time she's grown up and I think she's started to realise that the perfect marriage is not what she thinks it is.
"Cherry and Jimmi were always two very different people, so it was interesting to put them together, but the negatives had to come out at some stage. The time that she's with Jimmi is a big learning curve for her, but she wakes up and realises that her 'princess bubble' isn't reality!"
Is leaving The Mill a difficult choice for Cherry to make?
"I think she does find it difficult, but she also realises that there is no way she can stay there. I won't give away too much, but with the way everything turns out, she doesn't really have an option. From Howard's point of view, he's already lost a few staff members recently, but he's left with little choice when it comes to accepting Cherry's resignation."
As Elisabeth Dermot Walsh is on maternity leave, were you sad not to get one final showdown scene with Zara?
"I was sad, but it was good that we did get to have our episode earlier in the year where Zara provoked Cherry so much that she ended up telling her everything. That was great to play with Elisabeth. At that point, I knew that she was going to be leaving and she knew that I was leaving, so we both had it in our minds that it was going to be the final showdown.
"I did love doing all that stuff with Elisabeth, but unfortunately she wasn't there for my departure. It would have been interesting if she had been, but I'm sure Zara wouldn't have cared two hoots whether Cherry was leaving! In fact, I'm sure she would have been quite relieved. When Zara comes back eventually, I imagine she won't shed any tears to know that her 'best mate' has gone!"
What can you tell us about your final days on set?
"We film quite far in advance, so I actually finished at the end of June. Usually we film scenes out of sequence, but all of my final on-screen goodbyes were filmed on my last day. I was quite grateful for that, because it meant that I could enjoy my last couple of days. The build-up to my exit had been a real emotional rollercoaster where my character was miserable and feeling sorry for herself, so it was nice that they weren't my final scenes to film.
"My last day was pretty emotional - I was a wreck! Beforehand, I'd actually been worried that I wouldn't get emotional and people would think I didn't have a great time, but not to worry - I was very, very sad! My time at Doctors was a great period of my life, and it was sad to see it come to an end. I'll miss the people there, but I'm still in contact with everyone."
What have you been up to since?
"After leaving, I moved back to London where I was before, so now I'm catching up with myself and deciding what my next adventure will be. For my next job, I'd love to get back on the stage, as I did a lot of theatre before joining Doctors."
Would you be up for doing more TV too?
"I'd love to, because before Doctors I hadn't really done much TV. Really Doctors is all I know, so I'd be excited to do other shows and genres. Now that I've been on camera for three and a half years, I feel quite confident that I can walk onto another set and feel at home."
How would you like Cherry to be remembered?
"Well, unfortunately she goes out as a bit of a bad girl! I know that she can be quite an irritating person with her silly girliness which could rub people up the wrong way, but I would defend her by saying that I don't think she's a bad person.
"I think Cherry was learning and growing in her time at The Mill. She's not a nasty or a mean person and I don't think she'd for one second set out to hurt anybody. So I'd like people to remember the light, fun side of Cherry. Hopefully she'll re-find it now that she's left!"
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