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EastEnders confirms Aaron Monroe exit

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EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders has officially confirmed Aaron Monroe's exit. Wednesday (June 8)'s episode revealed the fate of Harvey Monroe's racist son after he was arrested back in January on terrorism chargers.

Aaron was involved in the soap's far-right storyline and had been part of a plot to plant a bomb in the square, but he was arrested after Harvey told the police about his shocking behaviour.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Ever since then, fans have been wondering about his fate, and it was revealed in the latest episode that Aaron had officially been sentenced for his crimes and transferred to a prison in Newcastle.

Aaron's sister Dana confirmed the news to her ex-boyfriend Bobby Beale after receiving a phone call from her dad, though it wasn't confirmed how long Aaron's sentence actually was.

An EastEnders source confirmed to Digital Spy that Aaron actor Charlie Wernham actually filmed his final scenes some time ago, meaning Aaron's most recent on-screen appearances were his last. We last saw the character in prison when Harvey went to visit him.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

It seems like Wernham won't be resting too much on his laurels after leaving the Square, though. We know that the actor will be back on our screens in the not too distant future when he reprises his role in the upcoming Bad Education special, which Jack Whitehall confirmed last month will be back for a 45-minute special on BBC Three.

Wernham will bring once again take on the role of his character Mitchell, while Layton Williams will reprise his character Stephen for the one-off episode.

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One and streams on BBC iPlayer.

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EastEnders has worked with Exit UK, a non-profit network of former far-right members offering help to those who want to leave far-right groups, on Aaron's storyline. If you're concerned about someone who's expressing extremist or hateful views then ACT Early has further information.

If you've been affected by racism and racist hate crime, then organisations including the Equality and Advisory Support Service (EASS), the Monitoring Group, Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) and Stop Hate UK are among those which can offer help and support.

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