Yet another star has announced it’s quitting time.Star Annette Badland is the latest star to exit the BBC soap. Annette – who has played Aunt Babe on the BBC soap since 2013 – will now follow Rita Simons, Sam Womack and Danny Boy-Hatchard out of the door next year.
And BBC sources told how her exit has fuelled fears among cast members that they will be the next singled out to leave Walford by new boss Sean O’Connor. One said: “The rumours on set are that despite so many cast members leaving, many more will be following them.
“And understandably that has created a lot of concern. Several of the actors are waiting with bated breath, convinced that Sean’s axe will start swinging again.”
A BBC insider last night confirmed Annette’s exit, but insisted the character would remain “in the wings.” They said: “Prior to living in The Vic, Aunt Babe was seen coming and going from The Square with her own life away from Walford. She will still very much be in the wings and could well continue to cause aggro for the Carter family.”