EastEnders spoilers: Bianca Butcher's exit - watch the trailer

EastEnders spoilers: Bianca Butcher's exit - watch the trailer

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The BBC has released a new promo video teasing actress Patsy Palmer's final episodes of EastEnders. The exit plotline, which is set to begin in tonight's episode (8.00pm, BBC1), will see Bianca debating whether to join on-off boyfriend Terry (Terry Alderton) for a new life in Milton Keynes.

When Palmer's departure was announced back in April, executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins commented: “We are so sad that Patsy has decided to leave us, but completely understand that it’s the right time for her. The door will be left wide open for her return. So we won’t be getting rid of Bianca’s puffa jacket just yet."

Quick-tempered Bianca arrived in Albert Square in November 1993 and has had her share of problems over the years, including having her kids taken into care and finding out that one-time boyfriend Tony had been abusing adoptive daughter Whitney.

Her most famous on-screen partnership was with first husband Ricky (Sid Owen), who was regularly lambasted with the cry of "Rickaaaay!!!".

Like Owen before her, Palmer, 42, is reportedly planning to move - along with her family - to Los Angeles once she finishes on the BBC1 soap.

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