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EastEnders fans furious about Letitia Dean being ‘replaced’

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EastEnders fans are in uproar as it looks like Sharon Mitchell might have been replaced by another actress.

Sharon’s currently off-screen with her husband Phil as he recuperates from his liver transplant.

While they’re sunning themselves in Italy, Shazza’s best mate Michelle Fowler has been left to hold the fort.

Although she’s not doing a great job as she moved her teenage lover Preston in, and now has young Dennis blackmailing her over the fling with her student.

Read more: EastEnders’ Michelle to lose EVERYTHING

Sneakily showing her what he’s capable of if she doesn’t play ball, Dennis got the school to call his mum instead of Michelle to tell her he needed collecting as he wasn’t well.

Sharon wasn’t impressed and immediately rang Michelle to demand she picked precious Denny up right now.

And it was that scene that had fans in a fluster because they believed it was NOT Sharon’s voice we heard talking.

Taking to Twitter, they expressed their concern a new actress was replacing Letitia Dean, who’s played Sharon on and off since the show started.

One, @E20AlbertSquare said: “What DEMON did they get to do Sharon’s V.O.?!?!?”

While @callum_haley1 added: “That was obviously not Sharon on the phone.”

And outraged @creators_LewisJ wrote: “THAT WAS NOT SHARON’S VOICE ON THE PHONE Dennis has a secret mother?!”

“Why let us hear the voice on the phone when it blatantly isn’t Sharon? [sic]” @SteffyL88 asked.

https://twitter.com/E20AlbertSquare/status/841787906775760900

https://twitter.com/callum_haley1/status/841760106928865281

https://twitter.com/Creators_LewisJ/status/841736264638447616

https://twitter.com/SteffyL88/status/841736393693007872

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Responding to the outcry, the episode’s director, Kate Saxon, took to Twitter herself to set the record straight.

She revealed it WAS Letitia’s voice on the line, so there’s no need to panic – Sharon isn’t being replaced. Phew.

https://twitter.com/SaxonKate/status/841790999059939330

And when asked by a follower why she’d put the voice on the other end of the call when they don’t usually, she replied that she “preferred doing so”.

That’s that all cleared up then.

We can’t really blame viewers for being worried – the show has recently replaced iconic character Michelle Fowler with a new actress.

The change didn’t go down too well with long-term fans who insisted Jenna Russell wasn’t Michelle. But the backlash seems to be settling down now.

And at least we know Sharon’s not going anywhere! Let’s hope she hurries back to sort the Mitchell household out soon.