EastEnders boss Chris Clenshaw has lifted the lid on one of Whitney Dean’s final storylines this Christmas, as Shona McGarty departs the role after 15 years.
The actress left fans bereft as she confirmed her plans to explore other roles, though Metro.co.uk understands that her alter-ego won’t be killed off.
And, there could be joy on the horizon before she goes as she is being gifted a Christmas miracle.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, producer Chris teased: ‘There’s a lot left to come for her. I can confirm that she will be leaving next year, into 2024.
‘She and Zack have a big story, and they kind of get a little Christmas/New Year miracle.’
It remains to be seen what that will be, but at the moment, the pair have had a step forward as they explore fostering following the loss of their baby, Peach, earlier in the year.
An uplifting turn of events would be welcomed for Whitney, given her many years of trauma and torment in Walford.