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EastEnders bosses: Bradley does NOT kill himself!

EastEnders bosses: Bradley does NOT kill himself!
EastEnders bosses: Bradley does NOT kill himself! (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders bosses have denied reports that popular character Bradley Branning is to commit suicide. The Sun (opens in new tab) claimed that the redhead, played by Charlie Clements, will throw himself off a building when he becomes a suspect in the investigation into the murder of Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb). But a spokeswoman for the BBC1 soap said: "We will not comment on Bradley's exit storyline other than to say he does not commit suicide." In November, Charlie announced his decision to leave the BBC One soap after four years playing Bradley. EastEnders executive producer Diederick Santer said at the time: "Viewers will miss Charlie hugely and I can promise a big exit. I know he'll go on to great things." Soap bosses said Bradley's exit would form part of the show's 25th anniversary celebrations. Click here to watch's new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop (opens in new tab)

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.