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Danny Walters confirms EastEnders EXIT for Keanu Taylor

EastEnders Keanu Taylor looks scared
Keanu witnesses Louise's kidnap and is frightened in EastEnders (Image credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

Danny has played Keanu for more than two years

EastEnders has confirmed it’s the end of the road for Keanu Taylor as actor Danny Walters has quit the BBC One soap after more than two years.

Danny revealed the news over the weekend, admitting he wants to pursue other projects.

“It has been a joy to play Keanu Taylor for the last two and a half years. I have been blessed to work with the most fantastic creative team and I will miss them and my fellow actors immensely,’ Danny told Digital Spy.

“EastEnders will always hold a special place in my heart and I will continue to be an avid fan.”

EastEnders Keanu Taylor and Louise Mitchell

EastEnders' executive producer Jon Sen added: "Keanu's story is set to come to a dramatic and blistering conclusion in the near future as one of the best kept secrets on the Square is finally revealed with devastating consequences.

"We'd all like to thank Danny for his nuanced performance as Keanu Taylor over the last two and half years. What Danny has brought to his character has been one of the reasons the 'Sheanu' affair has been such compulsive viewing for fans. Everyone at EastEnders wishes him well for the future."

An EastEnders insider also said: "Keanu should know that secrets never stay secret in Walford and he's been playing with fire for months. The truth is going to come out in spectacular fashion and bosses are promising that Keanu's exit is going to be explosive."