EastEnders cast 'in shock' as bosses 'prepare to kill off two major characters'
EastEnders is preparing for a holiday special to remember.
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.
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.