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EastEnders star Milly Zero is set to say goodbye to Dotty Cotton after announcing her exit from the soap.
Taking to her Instagram Stories today (November 13), Zero told fans that her time on Albert Square has come to an end after 3 years.
The actress shared a fan account post of herself along with the words ‘Goodbye Dotty’, with a caption that bid farewell to her character.
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“After 3 and a half years, I have decided my journey with the icon that is Dotty Cotton has come to end,” Milly shared.
Using the post to thank the soap for the opportunity, Milly said it had changed her life and she will miss playing the character.
“I can’t tell you how life changing and incredible my time at EastEnders has been, and how much I am going to miss it, but I am ready for new challenges now.
“Thank you to everyone that made it so special – I have made friends for life, learnt huge amounts, and made memories to last a lifetime.”
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Teasing fans with an exciting exit, the soap star said that she cannot wait for them to see the episode, promising that she goes “out with a bang”.
Her exit comes as her grandmother on the soap, Dot Branning, is set to have a fitting send off this winter following the death of June Brown earlier this year.
In scenes set to air later this year, fans and cast members will pay tribute to the iconic soap character at her funeral in Walford. Dot’s friends and family will say a fond farewell to the legendary character, who has been living in Ireland since 2020, at the special service.
EastEnders airs on Mondays – Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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