Pat Evans to have final romance
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 December 2011
'EastEnders' matriarch Pat Evans will reportedly have a final romance with Patrick Trueman before she dies
EastEnders' Pat Evans rekindles her romance with Patrick Trueman before she dies.
The Walford matriarch - played by Pam St. Clement - shares a kiss with her friend after he helps her out of financial difficulties, but the shopkeeper is left devastated when she suffers a massive heart attack and dies alone over the festive period.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Pat and Patrick become close over the festivities but before anything can really happen between them it is too late."
Pat and Patrick (Rudolph Walker) previously had an affair in 2006 but it ended when his wife Yolande found out after being alerted by Stacey Slater.
Pam revealed earlier this year she was leaving the soap after 25 years playing Pat.
Speaking about her exit, she said: "Leaving the 'EastEnders' family will be akin to a bereavement.
"But I'm looking forward to the other work and life opportunities I will now have the time to pursue."
Pat's funeral scenes have already been filmed and saw the return of actor Michael French, who played her son David Wicks from 1993 to 1996.
Show chiefs have promised a tear-jerking send-off for the iconic character.