Cheryl Cole admits tears over Pat's 'EastEnders' exit

Cheryl Cole admits tears over Pat's 'EastEnders' exit

EastEnders won the ratings war this New Year as millions tuned in to bid farewell to long-time favourite, Pat Evans.

The popular character  – played by Pam St Clement – was written out of the soap in emotional scenes which saw her slip away on her deathbed after a cancer battle.

Fans tweeted their reaction to the plot, with one viewer writing: "EastEnders won't be the same with out Pat Butcher! crying my eyes out!"

Even pop star Cheryl Cole tuned in to bid farewell to a national institution.

"Please tell me I'm not the only person to have shed a tear at Eastenders?? Is there something wrong with me..?" she posted.

 Meanwhile, the actress herself has been considering her future away from Albert Square.

Pam said: "She's been my doppelganger all these years, 25-and-a-half years.

And maybe I might find myself emerging like a chrysalis from this from the image of Pat, I don't know."

Photo: © BBC

Monday January 2, 2012

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