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Danielle Harold's final EastEnders scene aired

Danielle Harold's final EastEnders scene aired

Danielle Harold's final scenes as Lola Pearce in 'EastEnders' aired last night (28.07.15).

The 23-year-old actress - who announced that she was leaving the BBC One soap after four years last month - was seen on Albert Square for the final time in last night's episode, a spokesperson has confirmed.

Lola bid an emotional farewell to her on-screen grandfather Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) - who she affectionately refers to as "Pops" - while stood outside Walford East station as he pleaded with her to stay.

Lola's decision to leave the Square came after Jay Mitchell was arrested for a robbery that took place in connection with Lucy Beale's murder last year.

Viewers saw her pack up her bags before announcing that she was heading to Newcastle.

Following her final episode, Danielle took to her Twitter account to show her fans some appreciation.

She wrote: "Iv had the most amazing time playing Lola Thank you so much for your lovely messages .. (sic)"

The blonde beauty also spoke out after it was announced her character was to be written out of the east London-based soap earlier this year.

She said previously: "I've had the most amazing time at 'EastEnders' having been involved in some exciting storylines, including giving birth in a live scene.

"I'll miss everyone here and am looking forward to the future."

Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said of her departure: "Danielle is a fantastic actress and I genuinely look forward to seeing her shine in future roles away from Square."