Rita Simons: I have a huge loyalty to EastEnders
In a dramatic New Year's Day episode, her character Roxy drowned in a swimming pool, shortly followed by her sister Ronnie (played by Samantha Womack) who jumped in to save her.
"We speak to each other multiple times a day and I know her every movement and she knows mine.
But Simons added that the end of her 10-year stint on the show would allow her to pursue other projects, such as a comedy or gritty drama.
"That doesn't make it any easier but, as an actor, 10 years in a soap, I was ready to go out and try other things.
"You can either swap your cards and vouchers for cash, or just donate them and Zeek will match the amount."