Wendy Richards has no regrets about leaving 'EastEnders'.The 63-year-old, who has played Pauline Fowler since the show began in 1985, revealed she was glad to leave Albert Square for good this year.She said: "I've had no regrets about leaving the show. I wasn't too happy with Pauline's storylines towards the end. "When you have given a third of your life to a character, you have a certain loyalty. I decided it was best to leave."Wendy, who has now turned her hand to TV presenting, says she always knew 'EastEnders' would be successful.She explained: "I knew it would be a hit when I first saw Albert Square. It was the best outdoor set I had ever seen. Of course, it's much bigger nowadays. It's the anticipation of walking on to that magnificent set that I will really miss."Wendy says the other thing she will miss is her onscreen pet Betty.

She said: "There are several people I'm going to be sad to say goodbye to. I already miss my pet dog Betty dreadfully!"

Her character Pauline, who has been shunned by friends and family for pretending to have a brain tumour, is set to meet a lonely end next week.

She will collapse and die alone in the middle of Albert Square on Christmas Day.


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