EastEnders gay couple ‘Cryed’ to leave soap

Gay characters Syed and Christian, played by Marc Elliot and John Partridge, will be written out of popular BBC series

EastEnders gay couple ‘Cryed’ to leave soap
07 September 2012

EastEnders gay couple Syed Masood and Christian Clarke will be leaving the long-running British soap opera.

Actors Marc Elliott and John Partridge will have their characters written out of the BBC One show, producers confirmed.

The role of Syed broke new ground on the program by tackling the controversial subject of being a gay Muslim.

Elliot told the BBC that his time on the series has been ‘brilliant’, saying that he might return to his roots in theater.

Partridge added that ‘leaving at the same time as Marc felt like the only thing to do’.

‘I have had the time of my life at EastEnders but I have always gone with my gut.’

He added: ‘It is the right end to the story, and for Christian. But also, excitingly, the start of a whole new chapter for me

Details of how the popular pair will exit the series are being kept tightly under wraps.

EastEnders producers called the characters, which fans lovingly branded ‘Cryed’, a ‘huge success’.

‘Their storylines have broken boundaries that have not been seen in a soap before and the love for them by the viewers can be seen in their "Chryed" fans,’ executive producer Lorraine Newman told The Mirror.

‘When Marc announced he had decided to move on, we had a tough decision to make.

‘After numerous conversations, which included John, it was decided that there is only one outcome for Syed and Christian.

‘We wish them both all the best for the future.’



No thumbnail available

Jamaican killer will not be deported from UK as he’s gay

Asylum seeker's mother came forward and said her son was gay, and does not deserve to be sent back to homophobic Jamaica
No thumbnail available

Sam Smith and his sisters get 'tatted up' on Christmas Eve

The siblings get a Roman number three on the inside of their wrists
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Ellie Goulding refuses to perform at Sochi over gay rights

British singer says it's a 'no' after Olympics organizers came to her after Cher rejected performing at the opening ceremony
No thumbnail available

Ellen and Portia buy Brad and Angelina's house

Ellen DeGeneres pays $12 million for Brad Pitt's beachfront Malibu home
No thumbnail available

Blond beauties and surprising seafood make Bergen a blast

Local treats in this Norwegian city include riding a boat to the scenic fjords and enjoying a drink at the only gay club in town
No thumbnail available

Gay twins turn their devotion to Dolly Parton into film

'Hollywood to Dollywood' chronicles Gary and Larry Lane's cross-country adventure
No thumbnail available

France says ‘non’ to anti-gay marriage march

French police have stopped an anti-marriage equality march at the famous Champs-Élysées due to 'security concerns'
No thumbnail available

Three Kenya lesbians sexually assaulted in beer bottle attack

Two men assault three women who spent the night in the same bed after saying they wanted to 'teach them a lesson' for acting like men
No thumbnail available

Investigators considering looking at Bruce Jenner's phone records in crash probe

Jenner was traveling north on the Pacific Coast Highway when the accident occurred