EastEnders recently announced Zack Morris will be leaving the role of Keegan Baker soon, but the actor hinted that he started a new adventure a few weeks ago.
Metro.co.uk understands that last year Zack approached bosses with the decision to leave, giving the show an opportunity to build an escape storyline.
The plot will form as part of the Gray Atkins‘(Toby-Alexander Smith) crash, expected in March.
When the truth about Chantelle’s murder comes to light, the Taylor family will be shaken to its core, with the Keegan left reeling that the man who once carried him under his wings was a monster. .
On his Instagram, Zack posted an image 3 weeks ago of him wearing a jacket with dice on the sleeves.
He captioned the post: ‘People who never roll the dice may never expect a score of 6’, which could indicate he has ‘rolled the dice’ or taken the leap of faith and leave the soap.
Zack is a frequent Instagram user and often posts model shots or shares what he does off-screen as Keegan.
Discussing his departure from soap, Zack said: ‘After five beautiful years on this incredible show, I have made the difficult decision to leave Walford and give Keegan Butcher-Baker a little break. This program has quite clearly changed my life for the better.
‘It will always hold a truly loving place in my heart. The cast and crew of this show deserve all the praise. The hard work, love and dedication to making four episodes a week is huge and it cannot be taken lightly.
‘This show has given me so much, not only as an actor but as a man. The priceless lessons I learned at EastEnders will stay with me for the rest of my life. I will forever view this entire experience as the greatest blessing I could ask for. I love every second. ‘
Kate Oates, Head of Drama Continuity, BBC Studios excited: ‘Zack is an incredible asset to EastEnders; not only an excellent actor, but also a great member of the company.
‘As a founding member of the Taylor-Bakers, Zack has shined in important stories such as the knife crime story; he broke his heart with his beautiful relationship with Tiffany Butcher; and will soon return to center stage when his sister’s killer is unmasked.
‘We will miss Keegan from our screens, and Zack from our Elstree family. He is an amazing talent, and we wish him well for the future. ‘
The final scenes of Zack are being filmed this week and will air in early spring.
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