All the soap exits of 2008!
Check out all the loved... and loathed... soap characters who bowed out in 2008
Soaplife magazine has chosen the 50 big soap exits of 2008, starting with John Paul McQueen (6 Sept 06 - 20 Oct 08), who left Hollyoaks for Ireland
Jessica Harris (11 Oct 05 - 1 Jan 08) - Stole money from Darren Osbourne and did a bunk from Hollyoaks
Preeti Choraria (27 Oct 06 - 3 Jan 08) - Least dramatic exit from EastEnders of the year? Preeti was sacked from Booty.
Carly Wicks (17 Feb 06 - 4 Jan 08) - Carly left EastEnders to travel the world following the death of her dad Kevin
Vera Duckworth (19 Aug 74 - 18 Jan 08) - Coronation Street stalwart who died peacefully while asleep in her armchair
Carrie Nicholls (20 Feb 07 - 5 Feb 08) - She left Emmerdale to move to Canada to be with her former boyfriend
Deano Wicks (2 Jan 06 - 7 Feb 08) - Deano left jail, attacked mum Shirley Carter and then split from EastEnders. Very mysterious...
Summer Shaw (1 Oct 07 - 27 Feb 08) - Summer was plucked from Hollyoaks for West End stardom by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Jamie Baldwin (19 July 04 - 29 Feb 08) - Coronation Street's Jamie did a runner with Violet Wilson and her baby
Violet Wilson (8 Oct 04 - 29 Feb 08) - Violet left Coronation Street with Jamie Baldwin and her baby by Sean Tully
Emily Kirk (5 May 99 - 6 Mar 08) - Left Emmerdale to fulfill her vocation and become a vicar
Katy Fox (30 Apr 07 - 10 Apr 08) - Discovered her brother was a murderer and left Hollyoaks in a cab
Beth Clement (5 Oct 07 - 18 Apr 08) - Hollyoaks' Beth died in a car crash while eloping with her half-brother, Rhys
Gus Smith (28 May 02 - 1 May 08) - The underdog of EastEnders left with his girlfriend when Sean Slater terrorised him
Steven Beale (26 Dec 89 - 9 May 08) - One of EastEnders' veterans, he tried to abduct his sister Lucy but we haven't seen the last of him...
Jake Dean (5 Nov 02 - 15 May 08) - Jake was carted off Hollyoaks by the men in white coats after trying to kill himself and wife Becca's baby
Paul Clayton (29 Nov 00 - 25 May 08) - Scarpered from Coronation Street after a botched insurance scam. Will he show his face again in Weatherfield?
May Wright (25 Sept 06 - 19 June 08) - Blew herself up after trying to kidnap Dawn's baby in EastEnders
Mickey Miller (15 April 03 - 1 July 08) - Mickey left EastEnders with his dad Keith to go to the Cotswolds... there goes the neighbourhood!
Keith Miller (6 Sept - 1 July 08) - EastEnders' favourite scruffbag left for the Cotswolds after Mad May's inferno at No. 27
Greg and Melanie Doland (26 Aug 07 - 1 July 08) - The Dolands left Emmerdale in July after they lost their child in a baby swap
Sam 'OB' O'Brien (6 Oct 97 - 11 July 08) - Left Hollyoaks for New York with Summer Shaw after Max's death
Max Cunningham (6 Nov - 11 Jul 08) - Niall Rafferty ran over this Hollyoaks veteran and left his bride heartbroken
Perdy Sinclair (1 Mar 06 - 22 July 08) - Did a runner from Emmerdale with surrogate mum Katie Sugden's baby
Johnny Foster (22 Feb 07 - 31 July 08) - Drove away leaving his husband Paul Lambert in Emmerdale
Miles De Souza (1 Nov 07 - 31 Jul 08) - Disappeared from Emmerdale when sister Anna interfered in his life
Claire Bates (6 July 93 - 7 Aug 08) - Tried to become the man-eater of EastEnders but left in the back of a cab
Viv Hope (10 Aug 93 - 20 Aug 08) - Emmerdale's Viv was jailed for three years for a crime she didn't commit
Jamie Fletcher (21 Oct 05 - 21 Aug 08) - Mugged ex-girlfriend Sasha Valentine and fled Hollyoaks to score drugs
Jase Dyer (19 July 07 - 28 Aug 08) - The EastEnders gangs murdered Jase on Terry's orders
Honey Mitchell (22 Nov 05 - 2 Sept 08) - Honey left EastEnders with the kids when she decided Billy was not to be trusted
Gray Sinclair (1 Mar 06 - 2 Sept 08) - Gray left Emmerdale when he was arrested by police after holding Katie Sugden hostage.
Kieron Hobbs (8 Jan 08 - 5 Set 08) - Murdered with a can of poisoned beer by Hollyoaks' madman, Niall Rafferty
Valerie Holden (6 Set 07 - 12 Sept 08) - Left Hollyoaks for Spain after snogging Calvin Valentine
Danny Valentine (6 Sept 07 - 12 Sept 08) - Ran away from Coronation Street to be with mum Valerie in Spain
Vernon Tomlin (2 Dec 05 - 22 Sept 08) - Left Coronation Street for London after being offered a recording contract
Harry Mason (3 Dec 07 - 26 Sept 08) - Returned to his wife after an affair with Coronation Street's Liz McDonald
Kayleigh, Jerry and Finlay Morton (18 Mar 07 - 29 Sept 08) - Left Coronation Street to start a new life in Spain
Yolande Trueman (16 Sept 03 - 3 Oct 08) - Yolande left EastEnders to move to Birmingham for a new job
Mel Morton (18 Mar 07 - 3 Oct 08) - Quit Corrie's Weatherfield to avoid hated mother Teresa Bryant
Liam Connor (30 Aug 06 - 17 Oct 08) - Coronation Street pin-up Liam was killed in a hit-and-run orchestrated by love rival Tony Gordon
Tina Reilly (3 Aug 06 - 17 Oct 08) - Hollyoaks' Tina was murdered in a church explosion by Niall Rafferty
Shabnam Masood (17 July 07 - 24 Oct 08) - Shabnam left EastEnders to go for a more exciting life in Pakistan
Louise Appleton (20 June 01 - 28 0ct 08) - Left Emmerdale for Australia in a horse and carriage
Dan Mason (3 Dec 07 - 14 Nov 08) - Sold Coronation Street's bookies to Ken Barlow and moved on
Donald De Souza (28 Oct 07 - 18 Nov 08) - Killed off Emmerdale courtesy of Matthew King
Niall Rafferty (3 Dec 07 - 27 Nov 08) - Hollyoaks' resident serial killer plunged off a cliff in Scotland after a fight with Craig Dean
Vinnie Monks (8 Oct 07 - 1 Dec 08) - Vinnie left Shirley to try her luck with EastEnders' hardman, Phil Mitchell
Anna De Souza (8 July 08 - 16 Dec 08) - Leaves Emmerdale on her wedding day to Matthew King
Matthew King (4 Mar 04 - 16 Dec 08) - Leaves Emmerdale on his wedding day to Anna De Souza!
Jo Sugden (26 Aug 05 - 22 Dec 08) - Jo leaves Emmerdale after months of abuse from husband Andy Sugden.
Mandy Richardson (12 Sept 96 - 26 Dec 08) - Leaves Hollyoaks after Louise and Warren's wedding
Louise Summers (7 Feb 05 - 26 Dec 08) - Exits Hollyoaks, either alive or dead, on her wedding day.
Sean Slater (22 Aug 06 - 1 Jan 09) - Sean kidnaps Roxy's baby and exits at New Year... but for how long!
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