EastEnders airs two shock exits leaving fans stunned

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EASTENDERS has revealed two shock exits tonight leaving fans stunned.

The BBC soap said farewell to two big characters with Violet Highway revealing her plans to leave Walford and Ash Panesar bidding farewell to the Square.

Vi Highway makes her exit tonight

Ash also said her goodbyes this evening

Violet – who is played by actress Gwen Taylor in the BBC soap – arrived in Walford two years ago but is now leaving.

After being plagued by mystery phone calls, Violet finally answered and got a shock.

“It was Stuart,” she told Patrick after taking the call.

“He’s got himself a new job you see. And a new phone number. Him and Lorraine are doing really well but they’re struggling a bit with young Roland. 

“So they’ve got themselves a live-in nanny. Her name is Violet Highway.”

Patrick was stunned and asked if she was leaving – and Violet confirmed she was.

The shock exit wasn’t the only one tonight.

Ash Panesar also left Walford in a taxi for a new life in Canada.

HOAR exclusively revealed how actress Gurlaine Kaur Garcha is leaving the soap after four years.

And tonight marked her final appearance in the show.

Fans were stunned by the two exits.

One wrote: “Shame Ash is leaving she was great #EastEnders.”

A second said: “Vi is leaving omg i had no idea this is devastating x.”

Another added: “Ash AND Vi leaving?!?!?!”

Vi is Callum and Stuart’s grandma