Aaron Sidwell is leaving his role as Steven Beale in EastEnders.
Steven is currently lying about having a brain tumour in the saga’s plots; the whopping untruth prompted by Lauren’s (Jacqueline Jossa) decision to leave him. It’s thought that Steven will leave Walford in dramatic fashion when his lies catch up with him.
“Things are coming to a head on screen, but it’s going to be the end of Aaron’s time on the show. The outcome of the storyline is being kept under wraps.” – EastEnders insider via The Sun
The character of Steven was portrayed by Edward Farrell from 1989 to 1990, Stuart Stevens from 1992 to 1996 and Edward Savage from 1997 to 2002. Aaron played the role between 2007-2008, before returning to the soap last year.
Steven’s other memorable storylines include sending out poison pen letters on more than one occasion; accidentally shooting Jane Beale (Laurie Brett) and trying to seduce Jane’s brother Christian (John Partridge) – those scenes included getting the EastEnders viewers extra hot under their thermal knickers by flashing his bum and a short-lived relationship with Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner) whilst struggling with his sexuality.
The Sun reports that Sidwell is looking ahead to stage work following his departure from the soap.