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EastEnders power struggle? Actor pleads for Aidan Maguire scene change

Actor Richard Blackwood โ€“ who plays Vincent Hubbard in EastEnders โ€“ revealed that he asked soap bosses to rewrite his scenes with villain Aidan Maguire (Patrick Bergin).

Aidan managed to overturn Vincent at the drop of a hat and changed him from the no-nonsense thug he used to be, into the local doormat.

Audiences couldn’t believe how much Vincent’s character had changed since he joined Aidan’s gang for the New Year’s Day heist.

And now it turns out that Richard desperately tried to keep bosses from re-writing the businessman into a complete wet wipe.

EastEnders Aidan Maguire Patrick BerginBBC

VILLAIN: Aidan Maguire (Patrick Bergin) lorded over Albert Square

He explained: “This is where I had love for Patrick Bergin because there were scenes where he’d go, ‘I wouldn’t be able to do this to Vincent in real life!'”

Richard continued to Inside Soap: “We laughed about it as we understood that it had to be written that way for a reason, but there were times when I would say, ‘C’mon, can I just hit him a little bit?’ And they’d say, ‘No, Richard. It’s not in the script!'”

Vincent is preparing to kiss goodbye to Walford following his downward spiral and cash flow problems.

EastEnders Aidan Maguire and Vincent Hubbard BBC

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Aidan and Vincent came to blows

โ€œWe understood that it had to be written that way for a reason, but there were times when I would say, ‘C’mon, can I just hit him a little bit?’โ€

Richard Blackwood

And EastEnders spoilers have shown that his exit won’t be anything short of dramatic.

He’s not the only character that is set to bow out of the Square in upcoming episodes.

In fact, his adopted sister Donna Yates (Lisa Hammond) is going to flee Walford too.

An EastEnders spokesperson confirmed: “We can confirm Lisa will be leaving EastEnders in the coming months.

EastEnders Aidan Maguire and Vincent Hubbard BBC

INTIMIDATED: Vincent lost his power when Aidan swarmed in

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LEAVING: Vincent is bowing out of Walford in upcoming scenes

“Lisa has been a fantastic addition to the cast and she will be missed.”

They added: “We wish her all the very best for the future.”

Catch EastEnders on Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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