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EntertainmentEastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen

16:05  11 july  2019
16:05  11 july  2019 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Mel Owen 's troubled son was at the centre of a huge storyline this week as he shot his villainous stepfather dead in some terrifying woodland scenes. An EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy: “We can confirm Charlie Winter is leaving and wish him all the best for the future."

EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland which has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985. Set in Albert Square in the East End of London in the fictional Borough of

EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen © Nicky Johnston - BBC Her exit will be aired later in the year.

EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite is bowing out of her role as Mel Owen again, Digital Spy can confirm.

The actress will be filming her final scenes over the next few weeks, with Mel's exit story set to play out on screen in early autumn.

Although show chiefs are currently keeping tight-lipped about the exact details of Mel's departure, it's already been confirmed that her killer son Hunter will be returning over the summer.

EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen © BBC Hunter and Mel in EastEnders

Hunter is currently locked away behind bars after shooting his stepfather Ray Kelly dead in the BBC soap's dramatic New Year storyline, but Charlie Winter, who plays him, was spotted filming at Elstree a few weeks ago.

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EastEnders star Charlie Winter reckons that his character Hunter Owen will be the show's next big villain. Winter made his debut in February as Melanie Owen 's teenage son and talking to OK!

HUNTER Owen will soon leave Walford in EastEnders in what has been a closely guarded secret. The teenager killer - who is played by actor Charlie Winter in the BBC soap - murdered his stepfather The teenager killer murdered his stepfather Ray Kelly to save his mum Mel Owen from being killed herself.

Hunter isn't the only familiar face returning in the coming weeks, as Mel's best friend Lisa will also be making a comeback. But as for whether Lisa or Hunter have anything to do with Mel's exit, fans will just have to wait and see.

Tamzin reprised her role as Mel in early 2018 after sixteen years away, but Digital Spy understands that she only ever intended to come back for a brief period of time.

EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen © BBC EMBARGO 18/06/2019 Max Branning and Mel Owen in EastEnders

EastEnders executive producer Jon Sen said: "We are extremely grateful to Tamzin for reviving the character of Mel Owen back in 2017, allowing EastEnders fans the chance to see one of Walford's most popular characters take centre stage once more.

"Tamzin is an incredible talent who has set our screens on fire with her wonderful performances in some of our most iconic storylines. We wish her the best of luck for the future."

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Phil Mitchell is in for a blast from his past when he comes face to face with Mel Owen over 15 years after she departed Walford with his money in EastEnders . And when he discovers that she was on the hunt for his now missing son Ben, he wants to speak with Ciara Maguire who is pulling her strings.

EastEnders has confirmed an exit lies ahead for Johnny Carter as Ted Reilly is leaving the show next year, Metro.co.uk can reveal. It is unknown exactly what is in store for Johnny between now and the exit scenes, which are expected to air in the new year. His exit comes amid departures from several

Tamzin said: "When John (Yorke) asked me to return to EastEnders back in 2017, I jumped at the chance to play Mel once more but it was only supposed to be for a year. That year quickly passed and I agreed to stay on for another, but now the time feels right to once again pursue other challenges.

"I will of course miss so many people here at EastEnders, and I will forever have good memories of my time at the show, but I am also excited to experience new roles outside of Walford."

EastEnders continues tonight (July 11) at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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EastEnders has confirmed that Tamzin Outhwaite is to reprise her role as Mel Owen after 15 years away from the soap. Acclaimed actress Tamzin was last seen on the show way back in 2002 when she fled the Square with £30,000 worth of bail money belonging to Phil Mitchell after she was falsely

HUNTER Owen 's EastEnders return has been confirmed . Mel Owen 's wayward son will be back in Albert Square as he faces the consequences of his murderous "Bosses are staying tight-lipped on exactly how Hunter exits Walford, but after he shot Ray dead over New Year it promises to be dramatic.

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EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen
EastEnders exit confirmed for Mel Owen

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