BBC EastEnders star Brian Conley exposes truth to claims of fall-out with soap bosses

EastEnders star Brian Conley has shut down rumours that he 'hated' working on the BBC soap opera after he stepped back from his role as 'Rocky' Cotton in September

Actor Brian Conley has hit back at claims he hated working on EastEnders.

The actor is quitting his role as Thomas “Rocky” Cotton after three years on the soap. Insiders claim it’s because he clashed with bosses, but Brian insists there’s no bad blood.

He told me: “Of course there hasn’t been any problems. I’ve loved my time on EastEnders, I really have. Genuinely, I’ve had the best time ever.

“I’ve made good friends and I will keep that going. It’s been a wonderful journey and an amazing experience.”

EastEnders' Brian Conley shares truth behind alleged clashes with soap bosses
EastEnders’ Brian Conley shares truth behind alleged clashes with soap bosses (Image: BBC/Jack Barnes)
Brian’s final scenes on EastEnders are due to air within weeks. There is speculation he could be the character who dies in its explosive Christmas storyline.

Brian’s next gig will be in panto – playing Buttons in Cinderella in Milton Keynes. And he’s already in talks about doing more roles in 2024.

He said: “There are things in the pipeline. Both TV and film roles have been offered. So we’ll see what happens.

The actor confirmed his exit back in September
The actor confirmed his exit back in September (Image: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

“But it might be nice to have a little break as well to be honest!” It comes after the actor announced that he was leaving the show back in September.

Speaking to OK magazine, he confessed: “It was a tough decision but it is true that I am going. I made it for many reasons.

“It was tough as they are such a wonderful crowd in front and behind the cameras and I have loved my three years there.” His exit was surrounded with feud rumours, but the BBC have since shut them down.

The actor will be playing Buttons in the panto Cinderella this year
The actor will be playing Buttons in the panto Cinderella this year (Image: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

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A spokesperson told The Independent: “We can confirm that Brian Conley will be leaving EastEnders. There is absolutely no truth in any claims of a feud with bosses and the show fully support Brian in his decision to leave, which was made some time ago.

“We wish him the best of luck for the future as we continue to work towards his exit storyline which has been in the works for sometime.”

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/

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