EASTENDERS actor Jamie Borthwick appeared to confirm his character Jay Brown is leaving the soap in a now deleted post.
The star, 29, paid tribute to Jay last night as he was left for dead during Wednesday’s harrowing episode.
Sharing a picture of himself as a child star, Jamie – who joined the soap in 2006 – wrote: "RIP Jay, gonna miss you lad. We had a laugh didn't we.”
He later removed the post, but it had already been seen by thousands of fans who speculated he could be following in Danielle Harold’s footsteps.
Danielle played Jay’s wife Lola on the soap, who tragically died from a brain tumour this year.
Fans of the BBC soap have watched in despair as Jay's life appeared to crumble before his eyes over the past weeks.
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In agony at the heartbreaking loss of his wife Lola, he has turned to drugs to seek comfort.
And last night after yet another drug binge, it seems Jay has put his life at risk by getting behind the wheel of a car while high
As the episode ended, police officer Callum tells the silent put: "There's been an accident."
Speaking earlier this year about a potential exit, Jamie told the Daily Star: “Well, I can't do any better than hers (Danielle Harold), can I? So fine, kill me off.
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“In the monologue which I say to her [before she dies], I say I'll be a rat and you can be a fox, and then there's going to be a clip.
“I will sacrifice never coming back to EastEnders again just so we can have a fox and a rat rummaging through the bins as my final clip.
“I would sacrifice that for this soap, that's how giving I am. Kill me off just for that, I don't need to work ever again just for that, for that one scene.”
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