The comedian joined the BBC One soap last year as Bianca Butcher’s (Patsy Palmer) boyfriend Terry Spraggan.
Alderton confirmed on Twitter that he is to leave the role over the Summer, citing that Palmer’s upcoming departure has changed the plans for his character.
“So, I’m leaving EastEnders in July. Unfortunately Patsy leaving has changed things in the story. It’s very sad but it’s been a great ride.” — Terry Alderton (@TerryAlderton)
Since arriving in Walford in November Terry has had to deal with tension between Bianca and his ex-wife Nikki (Rachel Wilde) and finding out that his son TJ (George Sargeant) is responsible for Cindy Williams’ (Mimi Keene) pregnancy.
Bianca and Terry recently went their separate ways after Bianca realised that she needed some space.
EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on BBC One