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EastEnders ‘Zack Morris’ ready to try his hand at ‘as he explains why he quit BBC soap

Zack Morris is best known for playing Keegan Baker on EastEnders since 2017, although his final scenes on the BBC channel – at least for now – will air later this month.

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Zack Morris has revealed why he left EastEnders after five years, before his final scenes air later this month.

The 23-year-old actor has played Keegan Baker on the BBC soap opera since 2017, with the role earning him numerous award nominations over his years on the show.

However, earlier this year it was announced that Zack had decided to quit the show, as he explained to fans in a statement at the time that it was a “difficult decision”.

He expressed gratitude for the role, although he did not reveal his reasons for leaving the show – which comes just months after the passing of his on-screen wife Maisie Smith, 20.







Zack Morris played Keegan Baker on the show for five years
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However, Zack has been open about why he decided to leave EastEnders, revealing in a recent interview with Metro that it is to pursue other opportunities in his career.

He describes the show as “the best place to really get an apprenticeship,” but explains that he wants to try new roles, although he may be open to returning at some point in the future. future.

“I will try and find gold, take every opportunity I can get. Try new characters, read new scripts – just broaden my horizons and test myself,” he commented.







The actor said he wants to pursue other opportunities
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The actor describes himself as someone who is “hungry” to pursue new opportunities after his departure, and he added, “It’s not about the show itself, it’s about me as a People.”

Discussing whether he’d be open to reprising his role on the soap later in his career, Zack suggested it’s entirely possible. However, he claims: “But right now, opportunities are my focus.”

His final scenes are set to air later this month, with on-screen wife Maisie – who plays Tiffany Butcher – reportedly filming a single episode to coincide with this time.







Maisie Smith is set to return to EastEnders to coincide with Zack .’s final scenes
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Announcing his passing last month, Zack said, “This show has quite clearly changed my life for the better. It will always hold a truly loving place in my heart. I.”

He said a lot of “hard work” was done to make the show, and he later added that he had learned “invaluable lessons” that would “stay with [him] for the rest of the [his] life.”

Zack further commented in his statement at the time: “I will forever consider this entire experience the greatest blessing I can ask for. I love every second.”

EastEnders continues Monday from 7:30pm on BBC One.

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