Charlie Brooks' daughter cried at EastEnders departure
Charlie Brooks' eight-year-old daughter Kiki burst into tears when she told her she was quitting 'EastEnders'.
Charlie Brooks' daughter burst into tears when she told her she was quitting 'EastEnders'.
The 32-year-old actress - who plays bitchy Janine Butcher in the BBC One soap - admits her eight-year-old daughter Kiki was devastated when she announced her departure from Albert Square.
She said: "Kiki cried her eyes out when I told her I was leaving. She has been on set a lot over the years."
The brunette beauty - who has left the show twice before - is looking forward to spending more time with her daughter, but admits she's worried about turning her back on Walford.
Speaking to HELLO! magazine, she explained: "I was so lucky in landing a role like Janine when I was only 17.
"I grew up there and the thought of not being there does sometimes frighten me.
"I have days where I am hugely insecure and question my ability to hack it elsewhere but, ultimately, the excitement of the challenge overrules those feelings.
"It is a brave decision for me though. I will miss the financial security. But I can't wait to do all those regular mummy things with Kiki, like picking her up from school and baking cakes.
"Between the long hours and an hour-and-a-half travelling time either side of my working day, I have missed out on those things."