Ash Panesar’s actor Gurlaine Kaur Garcha will go from EastEnders in a “low key” way, according to reports.
In 2019, Gurlaine made her debut at Albert Square as the bisexual doctor Ash. When she first came, Ash was frequently seen tussling with her mother Suki Panesar (played by Balvinder Sopal), who disapproved of her sexuality, and she has been at the center of some of EastEnders’ most dramatic stories.
According to reports, actress Gurlaine is excited about her future plans after leaving the BBC soap opera.
According to a source, Gurlaine has enjoyed her time on the show but is eager to explore new things.
She spent a fantastic three years on the soap opera and made some wonderful friends.
“She’ll film her final moments in the coming months and in classic Eastenders style it will be unmissable,” they continued to The Sun.
The third member of the Panesar family to depart from the square is Ash, who joined as a member of the larger Panesar family.
She arrived after her brothers Jags, Vinny, and Kheerat (Jaz Deol) (Amar Adatia).
Fans are curious to see how Ash will depart after sibling Jags was killed off and Kheerat went last year.
BBC executives announced Gurlaine’s departure, saying: “We can confirm that Gurlaine will be leaving Eastenders, and we wish her the best for the future.”
Gurlaine’s exit coincides with the news that another Eastenders favorite is said to be making a comeback to the Square.
Jacqueline Jossa, who plays Lauren Branning, returned to the square last year with a number of familiar and unfamiliar faces to bid her grandma Dot Branning farewell.
They featured Colin Russell, the first openly gay character in the soap opera, Punk Mary Smith (Linda Davidson), Lofty Holloway (Tom Watt), and others (Michael Cashman).
Even Ian Beale, the longest-running character on the program (Adam Woodyatt), who departed the square in 2020 for a “extended hiatus,” turned up unexpectedly.
In an interview with the Soap From the Box Podcast, Jacqueline admitted that her temporary return to the hit BBC drama sparked her desire to return permanently.
“However, I honestly thought, ‘I could stay here forever. My favorite. The world’s best job is this one.
“I’ve come to the realization that that is where I am happiest, and that is where my passion and satisfaction come from.
“Since returning to Eastenders, I’ve had that familiar little fire in my belly. That creative aspect of me, for example, no longer feels satisfied.
After her character abruptly left the serial opera in order to start a new life in New Zealand, Jacqueline was last seen there in 2018.
When she left the soap, Jacqueline explained that she did so in order to focus on raising her two daughters, Ella, 7, and Mia, 4, and talked about how difficult life had become financially.
“There is no such thing as maternity pay, so when I had kids I had to quit and do magazine covers to generate money,” she claimed at the time.
She admitted that when the money dried up, she had to sell her property, and she admitted on the podcast that juggling life on the soap with a young family was challenging.
“When it came time to leave, I was actually expecting Mia, so I saw that as a sign to come on,” she remarked. I would have had to go anywhere. I never would have traveled alone.
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