VI Highway has left Albert Square despite being a potential love interest for Patrick Trueman.
The long-standing EastEnders character makes a huge decision next week and it could have an impact on his future in Walford.
Patrick Trueman (played by Rudolph Walker) has long been disappointed in love since his first arrival in the fictional London borough.
But in scenes due to air next week on BBC One, he makes it clear his former wife Yolande still has a place in his heart.
Coming up, in honour of her 70th birthday, Patrick puts a bet on a horse called Little Prayer as it was their wedding song.
When the horse comes in, Patrick treats the family to a celebration meal at Walford East.
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He then cautions Denzel Danes (Jaden Ladega) never to take love for granted – before making a huge announcement.
Patrick soon breaks the news he's decided to go see Yolande with the full intent of winning her back.
More than a decade has passed since Yolande was last seen in Albert Square.
The former resident played by Angela Wynter left Walford on October 3, 2008, to start afresh in Birmingham.
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During her leaving party, she surprised everyone when she revealed she'd be leaving alone, hinting this could be the end of her marriage with Patrick.
But when he waved her off at the tube station, he vowed he would join her in Birmingham as soon as their house was sold.
That day never came and, on May 19, 2009, Patrick received their divorce papers before finding love again in the form of Sheree.
Yolande re-appeared on March 20, 2017, when Denise Fox (Diane Parish) had to visit the head office to explain why she made the Minute Mart, co-owned by the long-forgotten character, look bad in the Gazette.
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Indeed, Yolande has her own share of the Minute Mart with Suki Panesar (Balvinder Sopal), who owns the lease.
In August, 2022, Suki spoke to Yolande over the phone about renewing the Minute Mart's lease, contesting the price suggested.
But since resurfacing sporadically, could Yolande return to the Square and Patrick?
Or will Patrick leave to look for her in Birmingham?
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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