Lin Blakley's emotional EastEnders departure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 October 2016
Lin Blakley as Pam Coker

Lin Blakley

Lin Blakley has promised an "emotional" 'EastEnders departure for her alter-ego Pam Coker

Lin Blakley has promised an "emotional" 'EastEnders departure for Pam Coker.

The actress' alter-ego and her husband Les are set to leave the square in the near future and Lin says fans will be happy with how their storyline has played out.

Speaking on ITV's 'Lorraine', she said: "It will be and it was [emotional]. But I think every fan out there will like the way it's been done. It's lovely."

Pam and Les are the latest in a long line of characters to be written out of the soap by new producer Sean O'Connor and she says she understands why he is getting rid of so many people.

She said: "I'm absolutely fine, honestly.

"It's like any company when a boss comes in. They are going to want to put their own stamp on it and shivvy it around. I came in on a three-month contract and stayed two and a half years. So I was lucky.

"I left the business for a long time to bring up family. So to get something like this coming back in, I couldn't believe it. Hopefully this will spring me on."

Pam and Les split after she discovered he was a cross-dresser and had an alter-ego named Christine and although they have reconciled, it has been claimed that they will break up again before leaving the show.

Although Lin refused to confirm the report, she said: "Funny enough, when the audience first saw Christine, that was the first time I saw him. I thought the reaction would be more real.

"I was standing in the flat thinking, 'that door is going to open and Les will be there as Christine'... I was shaking."

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