Cheryl Fergison has vowed to "haunt" 'EastEnders' after not being able to appear in her exit scenes.
The actress - who plays unlucky-in-love launderette worker Heather Trott in the BBC One soap - was banned from starring in her alter-ego's grisly departure from Albert Square after show bosses deemed the scenes "too violent".
Instead, a male stunt double has been drafted in to protect Cheryl's safety.
The Sun newspaper quotes the furious actress as telling friends: "It's my last scene and I'm not even in it! I'm going to come back to haunt 'EastEnders' as a ghost."
It has already been revealed that Heather will be murdered in a cold-blooded killing by troubled teen Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe).
Viewers will see Ben leave Heather's flat dripping in blood, but after no-one on Albert Square spots him, his hardman dad Phil (Steve McFadden) later destroys the evidence.
A number of Walford residents will come under suspicion over the killing, including businessman Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) and Darren Miller (Charlie G. Hawkins), the father of Heather's young son George.
Phil's girlfriend, Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) is devastated by the death of her best friend and soon starts to suspect that the ruddy-faced bad boy was involved in some way.
A source recently said: "Heather's exit stuns the Square. Everyone is looking over their shoulder wondering who is responsible."
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