It has been announced that Eastenders star Khali Best is leaving the hit BBC 1 soap. His character Dexter Hartman will leave Walford before Christmas.
Best who joined the soap in January 2013, recently won the Best Newcomer prize at the National Television Awards for his role, but not long after that triumph the 27-year-old was suspended from the show for 3 months as punishment for ‘bad behaviour backstage and outside of work’.
An EastEnders spokesperson said:
“We can confirm that Khali Best will be written out of EastEnders before Christmas. We wish him all the best for the future.”
“I’ve had an amazing two years at EastEnders, however I am now looking for a new challenge.”
The spokesperson’s short and sharp statement just gives off a ‘good bye and good riddance’ vibe.
I just knew this axing was coming. When a black character appears less and less on screen, has little dialogue and is given pointless story lines, this is usually a sign that they are in for the chop.
However in Khali’s case, it was a wrap the moment they suspended him for 3 months for bad behaviour backstage and outside of work.
But it’s not the end of the world. There could be something bigger and better waiting for Khali across the sea.