Why is Lola Pearce leaving Eastenders?

EASTENDERS actress Danielle Harold will be leaving the soap where she plays Lola Pearce.

The 29-year-old has been axed from the programme and is due to be killed off in the coming months.

It's thought a big storyline is being planned by show bosses as to howthe single-mum leaves Walford.

Why is Lola Pearce leaving EastEnders?

Danielle will be leaving the programme due to new boss Chris Clenshaw’s plan to shake-up the show.

The Sun exclusively revealed that Danielle met with bosses last week where she expected to discuss an extension of her contract but was instead told her days on the show were numbered.

However, it's thought she was told she won't be the only one leaving Albert Square.

An Albert Square insider said: “Dan was in pieces. The cull came out of the blue.

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“She was not expecting the chop because her character has been a firm favourite with viewers. She’ll be written out with no option to return.”

The set insider added: “Danielle was teary but was told a number of the cast were being shown the door.

"No-one else has been given their marching orders yet however. The rest of the cast are rallying around her."

When is Lola Pearce leaving EastEnders?

An exact date hasn't yet been given for when Lola is going to be killed off, but Danielle met with bosses due to having six months left on her contract.

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Despite being a fan favourite, it looks as if she could be leaving by the end of the year due to just months left on her contract.

How long has Lola Pearce been in EastEnders?

Lola has been a familiar face in EastEnders for a number of years as well as being involved in some big storylines.

Danielle first joined the EastEnders cast as Lola from 2011 to 2015, before making a dramatic return in 2019.

Her character is a single mum to her daughter Lexi, who she shares with Ben Mitchell.

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