EastEnders’ Charlie Brooks teases Janine exit episode


EastEnders star Charlie Brooks has teased what fans can expect from her final episodes as Janine Butcher.

Appearing on tonight’s (November 25) episode of The One Show the actress discussed her exit storyline, as well what’s next for her after leaving her role on the soap.

When asked by hosts Alex Jones and Matt Baker about what we can expect to see from her final episode, which airs on Boxing Day, Brooks remained tight lipped, but said there will be plenty for fans to look forward to.

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“All I can say is that those episodes, I hope, are going to be fantastic. There’s lots to look forward to,” she said.

“The three of them, Mick, Linda and Janine, there is high drama.”

She also discussed her next acting role, which will see her swap Albert Square for the stage in the National Theatre’s touring production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Brooks will be playing the role of Ursula, which she described as a “supernanny type character” who is “just looking for somewhere to belong”.

The production will be touring from December 12, 2022 to September 30, 2023 – with Brooks appearing in the role until June 3.

Praising the production and its staff, she added: “It’s an amazing company. I’ve got to give a shoutout to the cast, the company and the creatives who are an absolute joy to work with.

“It’s a high energy, amazing show.”

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Brooks joined EastEnders in 1999, leaving in 2004, after Janine was charged with the murder of Laura Beale. She has since returned for several stints on the show throughout the years, most recently in 2021.

The actress confirmed she would be leaving the show earlier this year, after originally planning to stay for just a year.

“I was only ever due back to EastEnders for a year, but when [executive producer] Chris Clenshaw presented me with his idea for the story, I couldn’t say no to staying a little longer,” she said (via The Sun on Sunday).

The One Show airs on BBC One.




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