It had previously been reported that the earring wearing Walford regular would die in a fire at the B&B, however, The Sun states that it will in fact be evil Doctor Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti) who dies in the blaze.
But getting back to how Pat will exit the Square, it seems that she’s about to learn that she has terminal cancer. She’ll keep the news a secret from her nearest and dearest, but will organize a big party for all her friends and family, as her way of saying goodbye to them all.
It will be a proper reunion, with her sons, David and Simon Wicks – who are played by Michael French and Nick Berry – will return to Walford for the party, and Ricky and Bianca, who are played by Sid Owen and Patsy Palmer, will also be there.
At the party, Pat will tell everyone her tragic secret, but will then slip away quietly as she begins to feel unwell…
She will go home and get into bed, and that’s where she’ll die alone.
A show insider told the paper, “There was no way bosses wanted Pat to sign off with a grisly death.
“It was always going to be a dignified farewell in which colleagues and viewers could raise a glass to her.”
The show’s executive producer, Bryan Kirkwood, added, “Pam will be missed by everyone in Walford.”
It’ll be the end of an era, as Pat StClements joined the BBC soap at Pat Wicks back in 1986, making her one of the longest running characters to ever star in the show. In June 2008, on her 22nd anniversary on EastEnders, Clement said she was excited about the next 22 years on the programme, however she has clearly changed her mind and her final Eastenders scenes will air later this year.
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