'I'm not quitting Queen Vic,' says Shane Richie
EastEnders star Shane Richie has denied reports that he is leaving the soap.
The actor (51) was said to have hinted that he would be leaving Albert Square.
His comments came after the BBC announced that Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Alfie will be leaving Walford temporarily, to star in their own spin-off series.
Their characters would visit Ireland to put their rocky past behind them in the six-part drama.
But Richie tweeted: "I'm NOT leaving @bbceastenders #walfordforever".
The actor joined the soap in 2002.