Shock Exit for EastEnders Billie
EastEnders confirm the departure of Devon Anderson in a new shock storyline.
Devon Anderson, better known as Billie Jackson, is to leave EastEnders next month, it has been revealed.
Carol’s youngest son and Bianca’s brother will be killed off after an alcohol-fuelled party to celebrate his birthday.
Anderson originally portrayed Billie from 1993 to 1997 and initially returned to the Square along with his on-screen mother Carol (Lindsey Coulson) for Ricky and Bianca’s wedding in February this year.
"Unaware of the disastrous consequences, Carol is insistent on holding a party for her treasured son Billie," a source told Digital Spy. "At the party, Carol makes a heartfelt speech about how her wayward son has turned his life around since joining the army."
Bianca (Patsy Palmer) will discover her brother’s "lifeless body" the following morning, surrounded by the remnants of the night before, they added.
It has also been revealed that Howard Antony and Mona Hammond will return to their respective roles as Billie’s father Alan and grandmother Blossom for Billie’s funeral. Both last appeared in the soap in 1997. Anderson is the latest actor to leave the show this year following a number of high profile exit announcements including Barbara Windsor, Charlie Clements, Tiana Benjamin and the upcoming departure of Lacey Turner.