Thought I'd create a new thread as the old one has been archived.
It's been confirmed that Exec Producer Sean O'Connor is leaving the show with immediate effect after only a year in the role.
John Yorke who was exec producer from 2000 to 2003 will be stepping in on a temporary basis.
I for one think this is great news for the soap. O'Conner has really wrecked the soap and made some terrible decisions following the very successful period that Dominic Treadwell-Collins had.
He killed off Ronnie and Roxy for very little reason at all, completely turned the head on the fortunes of the Carter family and really couldn't grasp the dramatic 'doof doof' moments, often ending the episode on the least dramatic moment that there was.
It's painfully obvious that he was due his marching orders when EastEnders failed to win any awards at the recent British Soap Awards. Apart from a lifetime achievement award for one of the writers.
Luckily John Yorke was there with Who Shot Phil, Steve Owen's dramatic exit and Little Mo's domestic abuse storyline. Though he is there only temporarily, let's hope he can get the soap back on track before he hands the reins over to someone else.
Last edited by RDJ on 8 August 2018 4:45pm
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006