Shane: It’s not the En­der me yet!

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STAY­ING PUT: Shane Ritchie

star Shane Richie has de­nied re­ports that he is about to leave the soap.

The ac­tor, 51, was said to have hinted that fans should be pre­pared to wave good­bye to his al­ter-ego Al­fie Moon in Al­bert Square.

His com­ments came af­ter the BBC an­nounced that Kat – played by Jessie Wal­lace – and Al­fie would be leav­ing Wal­ford tem­po­rar­ily to star in their own spinoff se­ries. tweeted: “I am NOT leav­ing @bbceas­t­en­ders #wal­ford­for­ever”.

The ac­tor joined the BBC1 soap in 2002 and af­ter leav­ing in 2005, re­turned al­most five years later.

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