EASTENDERS has announced that Lola Pearce will be axed from the soap amid rumours of a ‘cast cull’ on the BBC drama series.
Actress Danielle Harold, 29, will see her character killed off – with it thought a big storyline is in the works as to how the single-mum leaves Walford.
HOAR exclusively revealed that Danielle met with soap bosses where she expected to discuss an extension of her contract but was instead told her days on the show were numbered.
However, it’s thought she was told she won’t be the only one leaving Albert Square.
An EastEnders insider said: “Dan was in pieces. The cull came out of the blue. She was not expecting the chop because her character has been a firm favourite with viewers. She’ll be written out with no option to return.”
The insider added: “Danielle was teary but was told a number of the cast were being shown the door. No-one else has been given their marching orders yet however. The rest of the cast are rallying around her.”
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