EASTENDERS star Luisa Bradshaw-White is leaving the soap after seven years as Tina Carter.
The 45-year-old revealed the news on Instagram writing: “Finally the time has come to say goodbye to my EastEnders family.
“I am leaving EE at the end of the year! After 7 awesome years it’s time for me to move on and get excited about other projects!
“I have had the most amazing time on EE and will miss the cast and crew so much. But I am also completely excited about the new adventures that await me.
“It’s been an amazing ride. Being part of the 30th anniversary, the live eps, the Carter family, working every day with my best friends.”
She then tagged in the accounts of the actors who play her screen family – Danny Dyer, Kellie Bright and Linda Henry.
Luisa added: “I love you more than anything in the world. Thank you to all the awesome and loyal fans for your support and love of Tina.
“I have appreciated it so much. Keep watching there is lots of drama to come! 💗💗💗.”
Danny Dyer paid tribute to the star writing: “Lu Lu you are such an incredible woman.
“Micks gonna miss his nutty sister so much. Only beautiful spiritual creative things await you. Love you. ❤️.”
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Tina, who was at the centre of explosive plots such as her attack by Stuart Highway, is expected to leave in a big plotline later in the year.
She is part of big changes happening at the soap – with Jake Wood’s Max Branning, Davood Ghadami’s Kush Kazmi and Amar Adatia’s Jags Panesar all leaving.
One fan told Luisa tonight: “Oh no not another good actor leaving what is going on over there at eastenders all the decent characters are going 😢.”
As well as EastEnders, she appeared in Grange Hill as Maria Watts, in Bad Girls as Lorna Rose and played legal receptionist Kira in seminal 90s TV show This Life.