Wellard's final moments on the Square



It's the end of the road for EastEnders' longest-serving canine character next week as Wellard is put to sleep by a vet when he becomes seriously ill.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried when I first saw the scenes at the weekend. It's an extremely upsetting moment, especially when little Tiffany (Maisie Smith) tells Bianca (Patsy Palmer): "I think he just wants to go to sleep."

I've not yet discovered whether Wellard will receive the 'Julia's Theme' treatment - that's the sad, piano outro EastEnders plays when one of its long-serving or much-loved characters leaves the show. The theme was last heard at the end of Frank Butcher's funeral earlier this year.

Source digital spy

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