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EastEnders cast 'in shock' as bosses 'prepare to kill off two major characters'

Published 25/09/2016 | 12:07

The cast and crew of
The cast and crew of "EastEnders" celebrate winning the Serial Drama award at the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
The Mitchell sisters have a heart to heart on Eastenders.
Rita Simons (L) and Samantha Womack attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
The Mitchell sisters on Eastenders.

EastEnders is preparing for a holiday special to remember.

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Show bosses at the long-running BBC soap are reportedly planning on killing off two major characters as part of its New Year's Eve special.

Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell, played by Rita Simons and Samantha Womack, will be killed off in dramatic fashion in January, but their co-stars are up in arms at axing two of the show's most talked about characters.

"Everyone's in shock. The cast are very upset. It's come out of the blue," a source told The Sun on Sunday.

The Mitchell sisters on Eastenders.
The Mitchell sisters on Eastenders.

It's believed the pair knew their storyline would be coming to an end, but hoped there would be room for a potential return in the future.

A spokesperson for the show said they wouldn't be commenting in order to avoid potential spoilers for fans.

"We knew how much our audience hate to have any future storylines spoiled so we will not comment on speculative stories," they said.

Rita Simons (L) and Samantha Womack attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Rita Simons (L) and Samantha Womack attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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