EastEnders star Charlie Brooks recently announced that she will be leaving the BBBX soap later this year for six months. This sudden departure has sparked rumours that she will take part in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Of course, then there’s the matter of her character’s exit. Janine will supposedly leave the Square with a bulging suitcase containing £450,000 cash, in a bid to measure her husband’s commitment to her and their relationship.
Reportedly, an insider has said:
“The storyline is action-packed. Janine and Michael have always had huge trust issues, and their wedding and the birth of their daughter last month has done nothing to change that.
Things come to a head when she accuses him of seeing another woman, which he denies. “She then demands to know why he forced her to rip up their pre-nuptial agreement before their wedding and then she gives him a big test.
“She tells him the case has £450,000 in it and says he has to choose between her and the money. She leaves the cash in the kitchen and says if it is still there in the morning she will know he loves her.
The source continued: “He is seen clutching the money, leaving viewers guessing as to what he will do next.
“The next day the money is still there – but in a massive twist it is Janine who ends up deciding she can’t stay because she feels she is not fit to be a wife or a mother.
“She decides to leave Albert Square and Michael – but the big question is whether she will take baby Scarlett with her.”
Supposedly Brooks has already completed filming these scenes earlier this week. Her exit storyline is due to air in September after Brooks indicated that she almost couldn’t get the time off.