Danielle’s exit from the soap was revealed last Sunday (Picture: BBC)
EastEnders fans are wondering if they’ve worked out how Lola Pearce’s (Danielle Harold) final scenes will play out.
On Sunday, it was revealed Lola Pearce will be killed off in a massive storyline this summer.
The news coincides with reports Danielle won’t be the only one heading out of Albert Square this year.
The actress was reportedly left ‘teary’ after being told the news with six months of her contract remaining.
A soap insider told The Sun: ‘Dan was in pieces. The cull came out of the blue.
‘She was not expecting the chop because her character has been a firm favourite with viewers. She’ll be written out with no option to return.
‘Danielle was teary but was told a number of the cast were being shown the door.
Will we see Dave the mechanic again? (Picture: BBC)
‘No-one else has been given their marching orders yet however.’
Metro.co.uk contacted EastEnders at the time but they aren’t offering comment on the story.
As Danielle moves a step closer to filming her final scenes as Lola, fans are wondering if her death will have something to do with a dating app the character has recently downloaded.
Following the news former partner Isaac (Stevie Basaula) has got himself a new girlfriend, Lola decided to step back into the world of online dating.
This has prompted Twitter users to theorise the soap may tackle a storyline that looks at being safe online, as Lola could land herself into danger by meeting a stranger via a dating app.
Given that Lola is being killed off – and she’s currently messing around on dating apps, I’d say its a fair bet that she ends up killed off by someone from the app. #Eastenders
— Doc Joel (@RugbyJoel) June 7, 2022
Are they building to an online safety storyline with Lola getting murdered similar to India and Silas in #Hollyoaks? #eastenders
— Skye (@SkylarTwisty) June 7, 2022
Ngl them setting up Lola’s dating profile makes me think that she’s gonna go on a date and get murdered by her date. #EastEnders
— Bat-Ben, Defender of Walford Queers (@bookl0ver) June 8, 2022
‘Are they building to an online safety storyline with Lola getting murdered similar to India and Silas in Hollyoaks?’, one fan asked.
Another said: ‘Given that Lola is being killed off – and she’s currently messing around on dating apps, I’d say its a fair bet that she ends up killed off by someone from the app.’
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While many fans agree with the theory, some are growing suspicious of the temporary mechanic, who worked at The Arches this week to help Kheerat (Jaz Deol) and Jay (Jamie Borthwick) out with an overwhelming amount of work.
An EastEnders viewer said: ‘I have a feeling that mechanic will be part of Lolas exit. They’re showing a lot of lola doing an online dating profile. We’ve seen the mechanic is overfriendly , seems mysogonistic and mentions he likes petite blondes. I’m almost certain lola will be killed by him.’
I have a feeling that mechanic will be part of Lolas exit. They’re showing a lot of lola doing an online dating profile. We’ve seen the mechanic is overfriendly , seems mysogonistic and mentions he likes petite blondes. I’m almost certain lola will be killed by him #EastEnders
— Esl_tutor (@Esltutor24) June 7, 2022
So Lola and the new mechanic look like they are going to get together as he just happens to mention he likes petite blondes. #EastEnders
— I’ll build you a kingdom in that house on the hill (@SilentTheatre1) June 7, 2022
A date for Danielle’s departure has yet to be confirmed and details of what happens are being kept under wraps.
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