Still here? Good. So the word on the Square is that Janine Butcher will be leaving EastEnders in a cliffhanger of a storyline!
Yes, we know.. what a revelation! Okay you’re right, we could count the characters who’ve left Walford without a cliffhanger on the fingers of a blind butcher, but there’s more.
According to The Sun, Janine will walk out on her son and on-screen hubby, Michael Moon. Charlie Brooks confirmed that she would be taking six months off the show later this year, fuelling rumours that she will be appearing in this autumn’s Strictly Come Dancing.
In her final scene – which was reportedly filmed this week – it’s believed that Janine will be seen leaving London with a suitcase containing £450,000 in cash, after she deciding to ‘test’ her husband’s commitment to their relationship.
An insider said: “The storyline is action-packed. Janine and Michael have always had huge trust issues, and their wedding and the birth of their daughter last month has done nothing to change that.
“Things come to a head when she accuses him of seeing another woman, which he denies. She then demands to know why he forced her to rip up their pre-nuptial agreement before their wedding and then she gives him a big test.
“She tells him the case has £450,000 in it and says he has to choose between her and the money. She leaves the cash in the kitchen and says if it is still there in the morning she will know he loves her.
The source added: “He is seen clutching the money, leaving viewers guessing as to what he will do next.
“The next day the money is still there – but in a massive twist it is Janine who ends up deciding she can’t stay because she feels she is not fit to be a wife or a mother.
“She decides to leave Albert Square and Michael – but the big question is whether she will take baby Scarlett with her.”
Check out Janine’s best bits below..