EastEnders actress Lacey Turner is stepping down from her role as troubled Stacey Slater.
The pretty brunette, who won dozens of awards for the role, has played the fiery character for five years.
The 22-year-old now hopes to land a role in a big screen costume drama, before moving onto other films.
"I've had the most fantastic time at EastEnders," said Lacey, who has played the role since she was 17.
"Stacey has been such a brilliant role for me to play as has being part of the feisty Slater family.
"I'm so lucky to have had such challenging storylines, from the affair with Max and being diagnosed with bipolar to the complete shock of being revealed as Archie's killer during the live 25th Anniversary episode.
"I'll miss Stacey and everyone in Albert Square very much but the time has come to try something different."
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