Actress Samantha Womack quits 'EastEnders'

Thursday January 6, 2011

Eastenders character Ronnie Branning has been dealt some short straws when it comes to having children, including the death of one daughter and a miscarriage.

And following her involvment in a controversial baby swap plot, the actress who plays Ronnie - Samantha Womack - is to leave the show, it has been announced.

Samantha (pictured with husband Mark Womack and their daughter) has denied reports she quit over the story, however, saying the decision had been made months ago.

The 38-year-old's agent said there is "no truth whatsoever" in the claims.

In a full statement, her agent Michael Wiggs said: "There's no truth in any suggestion that Sam is 'quitting' Eastenders over the current storyline.

"Her contract comes to a natural end later this year and she will be taking a break from the show; this has been agreed with the producers for several months.

Photo: © Getty

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