Pat Evans' three EastEnders exits
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 November 2011
'EastEnders' bosses are filming three different exits for Pat Evans, to keep details of her exit from leaking
'EastEnders' bosses are filming three different exits for Pat Evans.
Soap bosses at the BBC are so keen to keep how the hard-nosed matriarch leaves Albert Square under wraps they have filmed three possible scenes of her demise.
It is understood Pat – played by Pam St Clement - will either be killed in a fire, have a fatal heart attack or die of cancer during the climax of her storyline at Christmas.
Producers have been working on Pat's exit from the show after 25 years for months, and her climactic scenes were filmed this week.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "When bosses built a special set for a huge fire in the Square everyone thought that was definitely how Pat was going to go.
"But now there is talk of a second person dying in the flames. And the two other options can be added in at the last minute. There are even gaps in the scripts being given to cast members so the news can't leak out.
"The whole place is buzzing with what is going to happen."
After her very last filming commitments on Tuesday (08.11.11), Pam, 69, is hosting a party at the studios for cast and crew.
Of her exit from the show she has previously said: "Leaving the 'EastEnders' family will be akin to a bereavement. But I'm looking forward to the other work and life opportunities that I will have the time to pursue."