We all know that Pat St Clement will be leaving EastEnders this Christmas, taking her much-loved character Pat Butcher with her, but the Beeb have kept the circumstances surrounding her exit tightly under-wraps.
However this morning Pat’s final storyline was leaked, so if you don’t want to know how Pat departs Walford, then read no further.
According to Yahoo! News, Pat is to find out that she is terminally ill with cancer in the run-up to Christmas.
Keeping the news a secret, she arranges a party at the Queen Vic, which is to be attended by her sons David and Simon, played by Michael French and semi-retired former ‘Heartbeat’ star Nick Berry.
She will then reveal her fate to the shocked residents of Albert Square, insisting they toast and celebrate her life at the party.
However, later she starts to feel ill, and after slipping away to her home she dies alone in bed.
Previous reports had suggested that Pat was set to die in a house fire, but it’s now reported that GP Yusef Khan will perish in a blaze at the B&B.
“There was no way bosses wanted Pat to sign off with a grisly death,â? a source told The Sun. âIt was always going to be a dignified farewell in which colleagues and viewers could raise a glass to her.â?