EastEnders’ Jay addresses rumours he’s set to leave the soap

EastEnders Jay on This Morning

by Lucy Waterlow |
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EastEnders actor Jamie Borthwick has talked about his future on the soap as Jay Brown following Phil Mitchell's revelation that he killed his dad!

It's been a gripping week for 'Enders fans, as Phil Mitchell admitted to Jay that he killed his father by setting the car lot alight 25 years ago.

Unsurprisingly, the news has left Jay questioning his past and his place as an honourary member of the Mitchell family, which as left fans fearing that he might leave Walford - and the soap - in search of a fresh start.

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But speaking on today's This Morning, Jamie, 25, told presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford he hopes to stay on the soap for many more years to come.

He said: "I love the show and my character. I love where the show is filmed, the people, the way the show is filmed with the quick schedules. I am happy and that's good for me."

EastEnders Jay on This Morning
Jamie Borthwick spoke to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on today's This Morning*(Credit: ITV) ©ITV

Jamie, who has been on the show since he was 12-years-old, agreed he would be delighted to be the "Ken Barlow of Albert Square" after Eamonn questioned if he would stay on the soap for decades.

"Why not? I'm happy and that's it," he said.

If he did ever leave, Jamie joked he could form a boyband with his co-star Harry Reid, who plays his "brother" Ben Mitchell on the show, after clips of the pair singing along to pop songs in their car have gone viral.

"I won't rule anything out!" he said after Ruth asked if he ever fancied a career in music.

EastEnders Phil and Jay
Jay has been left stunned this week after Phil admitted he killed his father*(Credit: BBC) ©BBC

When it comes to how his current storyline will be resolved for Jay, he said viewers will have to stay tuned.

"I have a way I would like it to go but it is obviously all out of my hands," he said. "I can't say anything, I wouldn't want to ruin it for you!"

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