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'EastEnders' axes four stars: AJ, Poppy, Carl and Kirsty to leave soap

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EastEnders has axed four of the soap's characters.

Kirsty Branning (Kierston Wareing), AJ Ahmed (Phaldut Sharma), Carl White (Daniel Coonan) and Poppy Meadow (Rachel Bright) will all depart Albert Square in the New Year.

Kierston Wareing as Kirsty Branning in EastEnders

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Kirsty (Kierston Wareing)

Phaldut Sharma as AJ Ahmed in EastEnders

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AJ (Phaldut Sharma)



The show's new boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins is determined to get EastEnders back to its best, The Sun reports.

He recently cast Terry Alderton as Terry Spraggan, Bianca Butcher's new boyfriend, and ex-Holby City star Luisa Bradshaw-White as Shirley Carter's sister Tina.

The four exiting stars will shoot their final scenes before Christmas.

Daniel Coonan as Carl White

© BBC

Carl (Daniel Coonan)

Rachel Bright as Poppy Meadow in EastEnders

© BBC

Poppy (Rachel Bright)



A soap spokesperson said: "We can confirm these actors will be leaving EastEnders. We wish them all the best."

Kirsty Branning actress Kierston Wareing recently told Digital Spy that she doesn't plan to stay on the show for too long.

"I'd like to do other projects. It'd be nice to be in the show, come out, go back in there and come out - I don't know if they're going to allow that, but that'd be my ideal situation," she said.

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