Jasmyn Butcher snubs EastEnders offer
'EastEnders' star Jasmyn Butcher is said to have snubbed a chance to continue her role into 2014 - after announcing she was leaving earlier this year - forcing script changes
'EastEnders' bosses had to change scenes after Jasmyn Banks "turned her back" on the show.
The actress - who plays Alice Branning - was set to appear alongside Charlie Brooks' character Janine Butcher in court, but despite being offered a chance to stay past Christmas, she has snubbed the chance to continue on the soap.
An insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Jasmyn's decision has thrown scriptwriters into a right old spin.
"While she wasn't due to have any speaking roles in Janine's trial scenes, she was meant to be filmed leaving prison and making appearances at court.
"It seems she has turned her back on having anything more to do with 'EastEnders' though."
However, a spokesman for the show insisted her part in the storyline was "very minor", but refused to comment further to avoid spoiling the scenes for the soap's fans.
They said: "Alice's role was a very minor part in the conclusion of this storyline so everything will go ahead as planned.
"We are not going to confirm the details as we don't want to spoil it for the viewers."