Tamzin Outhwaite on why she’s quitting EastEnders

Tamzin Outhwaite is leaving EastEnders, admitting she is ‘excited’ about the prospect of taking on roles outside the BBC1 soap.

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The 48-year-old star, who plays Mel Owen, returned to Albert Square in 2018, 16 years after the end of her first stint as the character. EastEnders' Tamzin Outhwaite has announced she is leaving ... uk.news.yahoo.com / tamzin - outhwaite - quits -east-enders-131207785.html Tamzin Outhwaite has quit EastEnders and soap bosses are planning an explosive exit for her character. The 48-year-old actress returned to Albert Square as Mel Owen in 2018 but has decided to leave to “pursue other challenges”. Her comeback was only intended to last for a year but she later agreed to extend her contract.

‘When [former producer] John [Yorke] asked me to return to EastEnders back in 2017, I jumped at the chance to play Mel once more but it was only supposed to be for a year,’ said Outhwaite in a statement.

‘That year quickly passed and I agreed to stay on for another, but now the time feels right to once again pursue other challenges.

‘I will of course miss so many people here at EastEnders, and I will forever have good memories of my time at the show, but I am also excited to experience new roles outside of Walford.’

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Tamzin Outhwaite leaving EastEnders

The 48-year-old actress – who reprised her role as Mel Owen in 2017 – will leave Walford in the autumn to “pursue other challenges”, and admitted she only planned for her latest stint to be 12 months.

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The soap’s executive producer Jon Sen praised Tamzin for some “wonderful performances”, and wished her well for the future.

He said: “We are extremely grateful to Tamzin for reviving the character of Mel Owen back in 2017, allowing ‘EastEnders’ fans the chance to see one of Walford’s most popular characters take centre stage once more.

“Tamzin is an incredible talent who has set our screens on fire with her wonderful performances in some of our most iconic storylines.

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EastEnders’ Tamzin Outhwaite ‘broken’ as ex prepares to remarry

EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite has hinted she’s ‘brutally broken’ in an emotional new post on social media.

The actress, who plays Mel Owen in the BBC soap, uploaded the cryptic quote as her ex husband Tom Ellis gets ready to marry his new fianc’ Meaghan.

The Instagram picture reads: ‘If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.’

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Fans were quick to comment on the mystery post, with one writing: ‘Love that! Sometimes it takes strength beyond measure to be a nice person and not be angry at the world.’

Publisher: Heart
Date: 2019-05-23T14:19:28
Author: Naomi Bartram
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EastEnders legend Anita Dobson reveals why she has no regrets at stepping away from iconic role

Soap icon Anita Dobson has insisted’ leaving EastEnders at the height of her TV fame was the right choice for her career.

The 69-year-old actress, part of the BBC One show for just under four years from when it started airing in 1985, hinted in an interview she did not want to become stale as a performer in the role.

Speaking to The Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen, Anita said she had no regrets at moving on from the memorable part when she did.

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She also suggested the on screen break up of her partnership with co-star Leslie Grantham – which pulled in huge TV audiences – influenced her departure, too.

Publisher: Entertainment Daily UK
Date: 2019-02-11T17:24:48+00:00
Author: Robert Leigh
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