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EastEnders star Zack Morris is LEAVING his role as Keegan Baker in shock departure


‘This show has quite frankly changed my life for the better’: Zack Morris reveals he leaving EastEnders in shock departure after five years on the soap


EastEnders star Zack Morris has revealed he is leaving the hit soap, after five years on Albert Square.

The actor, 23, who plays Keegan Baker, is said to have already filmed his final scenes on the show.

The news was announced via the EastEnders official social media on Wednesday, with the BBC drama noting Keegan will depart Walford later this year.

Over and out: Zack, who plays Keegan Baker, is said to have already filmed his final scenes on the show

Over and out: Zack, who plays Keegan Baker, is said to have already filmed his final scenes on the show

‘After five beautiful years on this incredible show, I have made the tough decision to leave Walford and give Keegan Butcher-Baker some well-earned rest. 

‘This show has quite frankly changed my life for the better’ said Zack.

All may not be lost, as the actor doesn’t seem to have ruled out a return for his character – defining the departure as a ‘rest’. 

Shock exit! The news was announced via the EastEnders official social media on Wednesday, with the BBC drama noting that Keegan will depart Walford later this year

Shock exit! The news was announced via the EastEnders official social media on Wednesday, with the BBC drama noting that Keegan will depart Walford later this year

Zack joined the show in 2017 as one part of a new family to the fictional borough – becoming a fan favourite with his hard-hitting storylines.

His departure comes just months after co-star and his on-screen wife Maisie Smith also announced her exit from EastEnders, after 13 years on the show.

The pair recently shut down real-life dating rumours, with Zack’s ex-girlfriend reportedly calling Maisie ‘the other woman’. 

Maisie, who played Tiffany Butcher on the show, reportedly left after getting a number of big money offers for other projects – following her stint on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Another one! The news comes just months after co-star and on-screen wife Maisie Smith also announced her departure from EastEnders, after 13 years on the show

Another one! The news comes just months after co-star and on-screen wife Maisie Smith also announced her departure from EastEnders, after 13 years on the show

Kate Oates, Head of Continuing Drama, BBC Studios said of Zack’s exit: ‘Zack has been an incredible asset to EastEnders; not just as a brilliant actor, but as an amazing company member.’

‘We will miss Keegan from our screens, and Zack from our Elstree family. 

‘He’s a great talent, and we wish him well for the future.’

On-screen couple: Maisie and Zack recently shut down real-life dating rumours, with Zack's ex-girlfriend reportedly calling Maisie 'the other woman'

On-screen couple: Maisie and Zack recently shut down real-life dating rumours, with Zack’s ex-girlfriend reportedly calling Maisie ‘the other woman’

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