Meryl Fernandes' exit from BBC1 soap 'Eastenders' confirmed, Afia to leave Walford next month!

Eastenders resident Afia Masood (Meryl Fernandes) is set to leave Walford next month after her marriage problems with spouse Tamwar Masood (Himesh Patel) come to a head. The young Albert Square resident is set to leave having made her first appearance on the show in 2009 before reappearing again in late 2010. 

Afia and Tamwar have undergone a lot in their married life having witnessed the death of Afia's father, nasty Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti) in December due to a fire in the B&B which lead to Tamwar suffering severe burns. Speaking today, an Eastenders spokesperson said: ''Meryl Fernandes recently finished filming her final scenes at EastEnders, which will be on screen next month."

A show insider added: ''Since the traumatic events of the fire, things have not been the same in Tamwar and Afia's relationship. As their issues worsen, they are forced to decide whether their marriage is worth fighting for or whether they have grown apart."