June Brown confirms that she's taking a six month break from 'Eastenders'!

June BrownEastenders actress June Brown is set to take a break from the BBC1 soap later this year. According to The Mirror, the actress will temporarily leave the show later this year in order to write her autobiography.

Brown who has played the popular pensioner since just a few months into the show's run in 1985 will disappear from screens for around six months as she takes time off to write her autobiography.

A show source said: ''Some friends on the set feared she may be considering a permanent exit but EastEnders bosses are determined to keep her and they have offered her six months off which she has taken," a production insider said. She has admitted the filming can be exhausting and she feels some time off is long overdue."

The actress' agent, said, meanwhile that: ''June has taken some time away from EastEnders to focus on her autobiography, but she will be returning to the programme."

June has already filmed her exit scenes and will temporarily leave the show in Mid May.