EastEnders star Lorraine Stanley has dropped an X-rated selfie on set ahead of her exit from the soap.
The 47-year-old took to her social media to share the rude photo along with a funny caption. The actress pulled a worried face as a woman stood behind her holding a fan which had lemons on as well as saying “c***”.
Alongside the photo, Lorraine wrote: “It’s a fair comment,” along with a monkey emoji with its hands over its eyes. The post comes after Lorraine confirmed that she would be leaving EastEnders at the end of the year.
She has played the tole of Karen Taylor for the last six years but it seems her time is coming to an end. It has not yet been revealed how Karen will leave the square.
In July, the actress confirmed she had been axed from the BBC show after she joined the cast in 2017. Taking to Instagram to reveal her shock news, Lorraine wrote: “Hey everyone! I’m so grateful for all of your lovely messages this past week. Thank you to Daran Little for creating the Taylors and to the BBC for giving me the opportunity to play such a fabulous character, I’ll be sad to be saying goodbye to Karen Taylor and will miss all the cast and crew at EastEnders.”
“However I’m looking forward to my next chapter and excited about being a jobbing Actor again & starting new ventures. Again your kind words of support have been amazing!!! I’m going to miss my Taylor/Baker famalam Clair Norris, Danny Walters, Roger Griffiths and Matthew Morrison. Much love,” she added.
Last month, Lorraine broke her silence after fans were left devastated when the news hit the headlines. Opening up in an interview, the actress confessed she felt a “mix of emotions” after being told she needed to leave Walford.
However, Lorraine said she hopes her departure will open doors for other projects, saying: “I was sad, it was a mix of emotions, it’s sad but it’s exciting as now I can go and do what I want.” Revealing whether she would consider joining a rival soap, she told The Sun: “I think it would have to be Corrie and I would have to be the new landlady.”
Talking about her character Karen, Lorraine said: “Just want people to remember her as the best mum on the square, a heart of gold, she’s giving you her last fiver and would do anything for her kids – a bit like myself.”
Lorraine has not yet said whether she has any more work lined up for when she leaves the soap in the coming months. Her exit comes after a cast reshuffle which will also see other characters leaving. This will include her on-screen children – Keegan ( Zack Morris ), Keanu (Danny Walters), Bernadette (Clair Norris), Chantelle (Jessica Plummer), Riley (Tom Jacobs) and Chatham (Alfie Jacobs).