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Post by Lou on Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:48 am

DS wrote:EastEnders star Emma Barton has admitted that she felt "gutted" to be axed from the show.

The actress, who joined the BBC One soap in 2005, was told in April that her character Honey Mitchell would be written out. She filmed her final scenes for the programme a few weeks ago.

Barton told The People: "I was gutted when they told me. I know that's the nature of the job and nothing is forever but I didn't want it to end so soon."

Emma also complained that her exit is being seen as a minor event in comparison to the death of the show's long-standing dog Wellard.

She admitted: "I can't believe I've been upstaged by a dog dying."

The soap star does not have any work booked until December, when she will play Snow White in a Christmas panto. She has confirmed that she is "up for anything", but hopes to reprise her career as a musical theatre performer.

Meanwhile, Perry Fenwick, who plays Honey's husband Billy, has voiced his disapproval of the decision to axe Barton.

"They said the character had come to a natural end but what does that mean? It's gutting for Billy and for me," he explained. "I'll really miss Emma. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy where I am but I do wonder what's next for my character."
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Post by louastra on Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:17 am

Why couldn`t they have given her some good storylines in the future, she could have done something like her own business, even having her earning the families income,
I guess that means the children will go too.
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Post by Lou on Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:47 am

Saying the character has run out of storylines is a complete cop out. There are loads of stories which could have involved Honey and Janet.
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Post by HiJo on Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:01 pm

It's just one insulting story after another from TPTB at EE. These highly paid professional writers really couldn't think of a single storyline for a young mum with two little kids, one of them with a disability, married to a much older man and related to the mighty Mitchells? It's probably just that they couldn't push Honey quite as far as to have her hopping into bed with every Jack, Max and Garry and therefore they had no idea what to do with her. Rolling Eyes
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