Jamie Lomas axed from EastEnders
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 March 2014
Jamie Lomas is to leave 'EastEnders' as his one-year contract with the BBC One soap hasn't been renewed
Jamie Lomas has been axed from 'EastEnders'.
The 33-year-old actor joined the soap last year as recovering alcoholic Jake Stone but he is set to leave Walford this summer as his one-year contract hasn't been renewed.
Jamie - who was previously married to 'Coronation Street' actress Kym Marsh - reassured fans he is leaving the BBC One soap amicably and has promised there's more in store for Jake before his departure.
He wrote on Twitter: "Still loads more amazing stuff to come @bbceastenders so make sure you keep tuned, [executive producer] @dominictc is a legend #watchthisspaceEEbackontopno1 (sic)"
Jake was introduced as a love interest to Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) last summer, but it emerged the alcoholic was in fact married and had a daughter.
Jake's wife Sadie Young (Kate Magowan) was introduced late last year along with Jake's little girl Bella.
After news of his affair with Lauren emerged, Jake's wife and daughter left Albert Square in January and Jake took a brief hiatus from Walford, too.
Jake has since returned to the show and was recently seen sleeping on Ian Beale's sofa after he was left homeless following the end of his marriage.
Before joining 'EastEnders', Jamie was best known for playing 'Hollyoaks' villain Warren Fox.