Eastenders stars to get the axe in bid to boost ratings

Tuesday September 24, 2013

Four major Eastenders characters have been given the boot in order to boost the flagging ratings for the BBC programme.

The changes will occur in the New Year with characters Kirsty Branning, AJ Masood, Carl White and Poppy Meadow all leaving the soap.

Producers are hoping that the shake-up will help the drama regain its position as Britain’s most popular soap, and increase viewing figures back up to its peak of 16.6 million.

Although some familiar faces are leaving, the show is also introducing new characters including a love interest for Bianca Butcher played by comic Terry Alderton.

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