EastEnders Patsy Kensit issues health update as she confirms exit from BBC soap

EastEnders actress Patsy Kensit has shared a health update with her followers on Instagram as she appeared to confirm her exit from the BBC show.

The 54-year-old who played the role of Emma Harding took to Instagram to inform fans that her severe chest infection had been diagnosed while thanking her "EE family" for her Albert Square stint.

Posting photos of herself and two others heading onto a plane, Patsy was all smiles.

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Captioning the snaps, she wrote: "We’re leaving on a jet plane! Don’t know when I’ll be back again… Going to the heat.

"Great news this Friday that my severe chest infection I’ve nursed since December has now been diagnosed and I’m on the right antibiotics and need to convalesce for a bit and will be right back on my feet!!!"

The star then went on to thank everyone who works on the award-winning BBC soap.

She continued: "Cannot thank my amazing cast members at the simply awesome experience I’ve had working on @bbceastenders for being so kind and loving to me.

"Big thank you to the BBC, the producers, writers, crew and the EE family.

"Costume makeup AD’s Ang at the help desk.. the fabulous @jamie_b10 and the phenomenal @danielle_harold for making me laugh my arse off everyday."

She added: "I love you both… @theemmabarton so so many people…. A new adventure begins. PS cannot forget the best agent in the world @celebagentsuk David Hahn and Sue I love you both."

Seeing her wholesome display on their screens, fans headed over to the comment section to share their thoughts.

One social media user wrote: "You're amazing on Eastenders hopefully we will see you more on there."

Another said: "So sad to see you go from Albert Square."

While a third added: "You’ve been magnetic on Eastenders enjoy the sun."

Patsy was introduced to Albert Square as Emma who is Lola's mother.

Before her wedding to Jay Brown Lola expressed she wanted to reunite with her mum who abandoned her when she was three years old.

Emma and Lola did get a chance to form a relationship but it was short-lived.


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