Pam St Clement To Leave Eastenders After 25 Years

07/08/2011 03:22 am ET | Updated Sep 06, 2011

Actress Pam St Clement, who has played Pat Evans for more than 25 years, is to leave EastEnders later this year, the BBC has announced.

The 69-year-old, who is one of the longest-serving stars of the BBC One soap, said leaving the show would be like "a bereavement".