EastEnders star confirms soap departure as role is recast after six years


EASTENDERS star Shay Crotty has revealed he has left the soap as Tommy Moon.

The child star has played the son of Kat Slater since 2015 from when he was five – but now he is exiting the soap with the role set to be recast.

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Shay has revealed he has left the BBC One soap

Tommy took centre stage last year in scenes that saw him open up to former stepdad Kush Kazemi about his struggles with school.

He was later diagnosed with dyslexia and found help from teacher Isaac Baptiste who offered to tutor him outside of school.

Actor Shay has now confirmed he has left the show with a series of Instagram posts.

He posted pictures with his on-screen family including mum Jessie Wallace and great aunt Gillian Wright.

He posed with co-star James Bye on set

The actor waved goodbye to the EastEnders set

His on-screen mum Jessie Wallace wished him well

Shay also shared pictures with James Bye and Maddy Hill.

He thanked the team for his time on the show, and heaped praise on his co-stars.

“Thank you @bbceastenders for having me and making me part of the team!” he wrote.

“I’ve had the best years with you, I’ve learnt so much and had the best time both on and off set with the best family.”

He added: “Gonna miss you so much mummy Kat (Jessie) we had such fun and laughs over the years!!

“It was just a such pleasure working with you and dad @theshanerichie, I learnt so much from you both and laughed so much!! Best family on the square #fact.”

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