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'EastEnders' Alice Branning actress Jasmyn Banks to leave

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EastEnders star Jasmyn Banks is leaving her role as Alice Branning, it has been revealed.

The actress, who was cast in the BBC One soap 18 months ago, is being written out of the show as part of Michael Moon's (Steve John Shepherd) exit storyline, the Daily Star Sunday reports.

Jasmyn Banks as Alice Branning

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Jasmyn Banks as Alice Branning



Confirming the news on Twitter, Banks ‏wrote: "Thanks so much to everyone wishing me well you've made me smile, but fear not there's still a lot to come on screen for Alice #staytuned."

Alice has become infatuated with Michael in recent months and she helps him attempt to get custody of his daughter from ex-wife Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), sparking "major consequences".

The decision to write the 22-year-old's character out of the show came when Shepherd told bosses he was quitting after three years.

Viewers will apparently see a "completely different side" to Alice when she sees Michael's true colours and discovers he has been using her.

Should Alice Branning have been written out of 'EastEnders'?
Yes - it's the right decision51.00%
No - I would have liked to see more of Alice49.00%
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