After playing schoolboy Liam Butcher since 2008, it has been confirmed that actor James Forde is leaving EastEnders later this year.
The BBC are keeping details of the teenagers exit under wraps for now. But we hope it’s a good one!
James confirmed the news on Twitter and said: “Yes I can confirm I am leaving EastEnders, it has been an amazing 7-8 years and I’ve loved every minute of it!”
He added: “Thank you for all the amazing support and messages I can’t thank you all enough”.
James Forde took on the role of Liam Butcher when the character was only nine years old and he has grown up with the show.
Bianca and Ricky’s son Liam has been involved in a number of storylines over the years including getting mixed up with a teen gang, which eventually landed him in hospital. And more recently, his relationship with Cindy Williams.
We’ll be sad to see Liam leave the Square, but wish James Forde lots of luck for his future.