Isaac Baptiste to leave EastEnders as actor Steve Basaula says goodbye

Isaac in EastEnders

The star appeared to share a leaving party with Zack Morris (Picture: BBC)

EastEnders actor Stevie Basaula looks set to leave the soap as his character Isaac Baptise says goodbye after two years.

Isaac was brought in as the secret son of Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) and was central so a much praised schizophrenia storyline.

In other storylines, he was accused of dealing drugs to students at the school and has embarked on a relationship with Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold).

EastEnders cast enjoyed a party at the weekend to mark the end of Zack Morris’ time on the show as Keegan Baker.

Zack filmed his final scenes last week but snaps and captions from the night suggest it was a double party for Stevie as well.

An Insta story from co-star Shona McGarty thanked both Zack and Stevie for letting everyone share their night.

And Stevie has recently removed the fact he plays Isaac from his Instagram profile.

Whitney and Isaac in EastEnders

Shona thanked Stevie and Zack for letting her share their party (Picture: Instagram/Shona McGarty)

Metro.co.uk has contacted EastEnders representatives for comment.

Stevie’s departure comes after other exits including that of Danny Dyer as Mick Carter and Maisie Smith as Tiffany Butcher.

Speaking of his decision to try new projects, Zack said: ‘After five beautiful years on this incredible show, I have made the tough decision to leave Walford and give Keegan Butcher-Baker some well-earned rest.

‘This show has quite frankly changed my life for the better.

Stevie Basaula in EastEnders

The star previously had his role in EastEnders displayed in his bio (Picture: Stevie Basaula/Instagram)

‘It will always hold a real loving place in my heart. The cast and crew of this show deserve every accolade that comes their way. The hard work, love and dedication that goes into making four episodes a week is immense and it’s not to be taken lightly.

‘This show has given me so much, not just as an actor but as a man. These invaluable lessons I have learned at EastEnders will stay with me for the rest of my life. I will forever see this whole experience as the biggest blessing I could have ever asked for. I loved every second.’

It is not known how Isaac or Keegan will leave but it was recently confirmed that Maisie would return for a single episode to tie in with Zack’s goodbye.

Fans are now hopeful that Keegan and Tiffany can reunite for a happy ending to their story.

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