'I am in absolute bits': Jessica Plummer bids an emotional farewell to ...

Jessica Plummer bid an emotional goodbye to her castmates and the EastEnders set on Monday as she cleared her dressing room for the final time. 

The actress, 27, and her long-suffering character, Chantelle Atkins, experienced her last moments on the BBC One soap on Friday as she was murdered by her abusive husband, Gray Atkins, in a harrowing storyline. 

Jessica shared an emotional message with her Instagram followers on Tuesday as she left Chantelle in EastEnders history.   

Fond farewell: Jessica Plummer bid an emotional goodbye to her castmates and the EastEnders set on Monday as she cleared her dressing room for the final time

Fond farewell: Jessica Plummer bid an emotional goodbye to her castmates and the EastEnders set on Monday as she cleared her dressing room for the final time 

Alongside a picture on set, she penned: 'Now that the dust has slightly settled, I’d just like to say.. On a personal note, I am in absolute bits to be leaving the show. 

'I miss even this bits I thought I hated (that dodgy outside toilet near the police station with 20 million spiders) All of it has been a dream come true. Without getting speechy, I owe SO many people my thanks for believing in me on my journey.

'Julia Crampsie, my agent Jonathan, Liza Mellody, Carolyn Weinstein, Jon Sen, Kate Oates .. and SO many more, including our viewers. [sic]'

Will be missed: The actress, 27, and her character, Chantelle Atkins, experienced her last moments on the soap on Friday as she was murdered by her abusive husband Gray Atkins

Will be missed: The actress, 27, and her character, Chantelle Atkins, experienced her last moments on the soap on Friday as she was murdered by her abusive husband Gray Atkins

She said on Instagram: 'Now that the dust has slightly settled, I’d just like to say.. On a personal note, I am in absolute bits to be leaving the show'

She said on Instagram: 'Now that the dust has slightly settled, I’d just like to say.. On a personal note, I am in absolute bits to be leaving the show'

She continued: 'I came from a girl band, wanting nothing more than to prove myself as the actor I trained to be.

'I was trusted with such an important story, on one of the most iconic soaps in history❤️❤️❤️ Thank you!! It has been an unbelievable 20 months.

'Finally I can watch EastEnders again as a viewer, without cringing whenever I hear my voice. [sic]'

Jessica's co-star, Bleu Landau responded to her touching social media post with heart

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