There is a popular saying that reality is often stranger than fiction. Something similar is happening behind the scenes of EastEnders. The latest news reports suggest that the suave and fan fared Brian Conley has suddenly quit the BBC One soap. As to why? It is anybody’s guess at the moment. The popular actor joined the cast of the long-running soap back in 2021 as Rocky Cotton. And even in a run shorter than 2 years, he shot to immense popularity with the fans.
So why would he suddenly quit the show is a very valid question! Unfortunately, Brian still hasn’t commented on his side of the story. As for EastEnders side of the tale, an insider reveals that “Brian Conley” was a great signing for the soap. In fact, his character and the story line both were thriving and were in the forefront. However, it seems for some reason he just isn’t enjoying his time on the BBC One soap anymore. So much so, that he told the production that he wants out immediately.
Furthermore, the insider states that the bosses are very upset with Brian’s decision to so abruptly quit EastEnders. They had big plans for Rocky. There even put him front and center by marrying him to the iconic Kathy Beale. Thus, all the planned future story lines have gone up in the air now. Apparently, Brian is so dissed for some reason that he has been going around openly telling all his co-stars, and showbiz friends that he has quit the soap.
What Does Brian Conley’s Exit Mean For Rocky On EastEnders?
Given the horribly short notice, EastEnders makers may have no other option but to probably kill off the character. Which again, will end up shaking the whole plot of the soap. Considering, that he just got married to Kathy Beale. Moreover, all the story lines that had him in the center will have to go down the drain. This has certainly put the writers of the popular daily soap in a very tight soap. They will have to make many alterations to the ongoing and future stories to be able to accommodate Brian Conley’s rapid exit.
We really can’t come up with any plausible explanation to why a seasoned actor like him would make such an impulsive decision. Maybe there is more to the story than meets our eyes right now! Hence we will wait for Brian’s side of the story before drawing a conclusion. So stay tuned to TV Season & Spoilers for more EastEnders updates on Rocky Cotton’s fate.