Lisa Faulkner has revealed that her character will bow out of the soap at some point soon.
The actress told Radio Times that Fi probably won’t end up as a long-term EastEnders character when the Willmott-Brown drama comes to a head.
Fi arrived in Spring to turn around the misfortunes of the Queen Vic.
However, we quickly found out she was working with Max Branning (Jake Wood) to gain revenge on all of his Albert Square enemies. On Friday, we learned she also has a familial connection to returning villain James Willmott-Brown (William Boyde).
“We were always clear that there would be a beginning, middle and end – Fi was coming in to do a job,” she explained.
“She was never going to be a new regular living on the Square and I have absolutely loved it.
“I’m really pleased the secret about Willmott-Brown is now finally out, because it’s been so huge and I’ve not been able to tell anybody! It’s been the best fun to play – I have to say I’ve loved every single minute of it, I really have.”
And Lisa can’t wait for more scenes with TV star William Boyde.
“[His era] was probably the time when I watched EastEnders avidly,” she remembered. “I remember him and the story very well. It’s been really exciting to hear the reaction of people close to me when they found out.
“[My partner] John [Torode] was the only person who knew the whole thing – no one could believe it when I told them I was playing Willmott-Brown’s daughter. People of a certain age will definitely say, ‘Oh my God!’ It’s been good fun.”
EastEnders airs weeknights on BBC One.