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|EastEnders exit for Darren Miller actor Charlie G Hawkins|
|Topic Started: May 1 2011, 01:05 PM (938 Views)|
|Casey||May 1 2011, 01:05 PM Post #1|
EASTENDERS star Charlie G Hawkins is leaving Albert Square after seven years.
Charlie, who plays happy-go-lucky car salesman Darren Miller, says he has decided to quit the BBC1 soap so he can “chill out and enjoy being a normal 20-year-old”.
But he is keen for TV bosses to keep his character alive so he has the option of returning one day.
Charlie stunned producers when he announced he wanted to move on – and has admitted it was one of the toughest decisions of his life.
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, Charlie said: “It is a very weird feeling to know I won’t be on the show in a few months.
“To be honest I can barely remember life before EastEnders. It will be great having no structure to my life and not having to learn lines, I’m really looking forward to that.
“I’ve got some savings so I might just end up bumming around for a while. All I spend my money on is my Arsenal season ticket so I could last quite a long time.”
Charlie, from Islington, North London, who has also appeared in Foyle’s War and Ali G In Da House, has been at the centre of several explosive storylines since he joined EastEnders at the age of 13 as a junior member of the trouble-making Miller clan.
One included the “whodunnit” pregnancy riddle of frumpy Heather Trott, played by Cheryl Fergison.
Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2011/05/01/eastenders-exit-for-darren-miller-actor-charlie-g-hawkins-115875-23097943/#ixzz1LAkgkkmZ
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|Drew||May 1 2011, 03:18 PM Post #2|
I liked Darren, but he was disposable.
In some awful twist of fate though we're losing Vanessa & Darren but keeping Jodie. How does that even make sense?!
|Manny||May 1 2011, 04:44 PM Post #3|
||I won't miss Darren. He was okay, but I can live without him. He should take Jodie with him though.|
|Grandpa Hughes||May 1 2011, 06:27 PM Post #4|
|I'll miss the little bastard! I'll even miss Vanessa who had SO much wasted potential! I don't know Jodie's real name but I could have sworn she was a regular on "Ashes To Ashes" wearing a brunette wig! I don't mind Jodie even though she's a bit dim!|
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