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Dot Branning’s shock EastEnders departure explained as fans worry it could be permanent

EASTENDERS fans have been left fearing that Dot Branning’s will die after leaving a dramatic goodbye message for Sonia following her shock departure.

The Walford legend - played by actress June Brown - learned that Martin Fowler had swiped her savings and left the square for Ireland but has she gone for good?

Has Dot left EastEnders permanently?

EastEnders viewers watched as Martin told Sonia he’d stolen her money this week on the show, after discovering that Sonia stole the cash to bail him out of his hit-and-run nightmare.

Martin’s hit-and-run victim - George - had blackmailed Sonia into giving him a wad of cash in exchange for his silence.

Furious Dot ordered the him out of her house when Martin owned up to the crime, before swanning off to Ireland to help her grandson Charlie Cotton take care of his new baby.

As Sonia prepared to tell Dot the truth to get rid of her guilty conscience, Dot was nowhere to be seen.

Instead, she’d left a pre-recorded message for the Fowlers, which explained she was going to Ireland and asked Sonia to find out why Martin had stolen the money from her.

But BBC bosses are yet to confirm that June Brown has left the series, and fans will have to wait and see if she makes a dramatic return.

How have EastEnders fans reacted?

Dot’s emotional goodbye message has left fans fearing for the worse.

Dot told Sonia:  “I shall miss you, and I shall always love you because I know you’ll love me. So, goodbye my dearest girl. Your loving grandma, Dot.”

The dramatic goodbye shocked viewers and caused them to jump to morbid conclusions.