10:06 06 January 2011
Eastenders actress Samantha Womack has reportedly quit the BBC One soap following her part in the controversial cot death storyline.
The soap star, who plays Ronnie Branning on the programme, is said to have handed bosses a handwritten resignation letter when she first read the script back in November.
The storyline in question sees Ronnie find her baby dead from Sudden Infant Death, also known as cot death.
Branning is then shown swapping her child with Kat Moon's son, Tommy.
The actress has previously spoken about how difficult she found filming the scenes:
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