EastEnders star Barbara Smith’s tribute as she exits ‘iconic’ soap | Soaps

Barbara Smith exits EastEnders as Dana

Dana made her arrival final 12 months (Footage: BBC/Instagram/Barbara Smith)

EastEnders star Barbara Smith has paid tribute to the soap following her exit as Dana Monroe final evening.

The actress, who’s first scenes as Dana aired final April, posted a candy message on her Instagram, highlighting how fortunate she feels to have stepped foot onto Albert Sq..

Sharing a wide range of footage from her time on the present, together with some Dana-based doof doofs, Barbara wrote:

‘And that’s a wrap for me on @bbceastenders!!!!!!! After I first stepped onto the sq. I needed to pinch myself. What a fortunate woman I’m to have been part of such an unimaginable (and to not point out iconic) present, to evolve and put my stamp on such a beautiful, actual character who all the time tries to do the fitting factor and present you all what I can do as an actress.

‘Dana Monroe I will carry you with me everywhere I go ☁️🤍 I’m so grateful to everybody at EastEnders who gave me this phenomenal alternative (Ps I snuck in a basic large-collared Dana outfit on the finish as a result of I’m gonna miss her and her large collars a lot).’

Barbara acquired many type messages from followers on the submit, with loads of her co-stars additionally sharing the love.

Charlie Wernham, who performed Dana’s brother, Aaron, stated: ‘You were amazing sis! Lots of love!’, and Clair Norris (Bernie Taylor), wrote: ‘You are amazing!! Can’t wait to see the long run has in retailer for you & cheer you alongside the way in which.’

Dana’s ultimate scenes noticed her depart Walford for a brand new journey at college.

She additionally managed to reunite her dad, Harvey (Ross Boatman) and Jean (Gillian Wright) as effectively, who have been struggling to reconnect following Jean’s bipolar episode.

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