Another EastEnders star is leaving Walford.Ellen Thomas, who has played feisty Claudette Hubbard since March 2015, will be waving goodbye to Albert Square in the next couple of weeks. Some of Thomas’ last scenes have already been filmed and viewers last saw her pay her respects at Paul Coker’s funeral.
However, her role of Richard Blackwood’s troublesome on-screen mum will be left open for her to make a return.
A spokesperson told the Mirror: “As our regular viewers will know, Claudette has often been seen coming and going from the Square to visit her family and friends. This is the end of another stint for Claudette and we wish Ellen all the best for the future.”
Since leaving the show, the actress has landed the lead role in upcoming stage show The Hotel Cerise. The production will run at The Theatre Royal Stratford East in October and November.