Cast Changes News

James Forde leaves Liam Butcher role

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

James Forde, who plays Liam Butcher, will be leaving the show after seven years, EESpy can confirm.

Forde will bow out on screen in the summer – almost a year after his on-screen mother Patsy Palmer (Bianca Butcher) departed the show.

An EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy: “We can confirm that James Forde will be leaving EastEnders later this year. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Liam’s biggest storyline was two years ago when he became involved in a gang – in reality, this was done in order to raise awareness of the issue of teen involvement in gangs.

Recently, Liam has developed a crush on Cindy Williams Jnr, and the pair have developed a romantic spark.

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