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Shock EXIT on the cards as THIS EastEnders couple split

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There's drama heading to EastEnders as Honey and Adam part ways, leading to one of them making the shock decision to exit Walford for good...

There's a shock departure on the cards in EastEnders as actor Stephan Rahman-Hughes, who plays Adam Bateman, bows out of the soap.

The actor, who is better known as Honey Mitchell's boyfriend in the show, will be leaving his role after one year playing the cheating dentist.

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Honey is facing heartache as the full truth about Adam's cheating is revealed (Picture: BBC)

According to the Daily Star, Stephen has already finished filming at EastEnders with a source revealing: "Producers have decided it's the end of the road for Adam.

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"It was decided to write the character out. His turbulent relationship with Honey has kept viewers hooked, but once his cheating is exposed, the storyline comes to a natural end and bosses decided not to renew Stephen's contract.

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Honey has suspected Adam is cheating on her for weeks (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

"Stephen has been a fantastic part of the show. The decision to axe his character is no reflection on his performance."

The news that Stephen will be leaving she show comes just after the EastEnders autumn trailer was released.

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Along with lots of other huge storylines that will be aired in the coming weeks, the trailer shows Adam being thrown out of the Ahmed house, as well as a heated confrontation between Habiba and Honey.

The trailer hints that Adam's infidelity is finally set to be revealed after months of lying to Honey... but could it be his affair with Habiba that finally forces him to leave his life in Walford behind?

And where does this leave Honey? Could Billy be the one to win her heart back, or has she been hurt one too many times now?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.