'EastEnders' star Kara Tointon has revealed that she shed a tear when she heard that her character Dawn would be leaving the show.

According to the Daily Star, the actress said: "I was heartbroken when they told me and I have to admit I did cry."

"I just have to dust myself down and get back out there."

"I've already told them that if they do plan to kill Dawn, I will refuse to close my eyes in the dying scenes," she said.