The tear-tastic event happens this week when the orange speckled one known as Bian(silent c)a finds the poor doggy lying lifeless among the toe nail clippings and ginger pubes on Pat’s carpet. She calls the vet but is told, ‘nuffink can be done’ and the doggy dies.
Wellard has been in the soap since crater-faced loser Robbie Jackson got him in 1994. Robbie then passed him onto binman Gus, who earlier this year whizzed off on ‘tour’ and sold him to Vinnie (played by Bobby ‘it worked for Shane Richie’ Davro) who returned Wellard to Jackson claws once again when he gave him to Bianca’s equally ginge daughter Tiffany Jackson.
The departure will undoubtedly rock the show considering Wellard is one of the biggest stars to grace the screen. Wellard (who is called Kyte in real-live life) has starred in A Touch of Frost, Gladiator and 102 Dalmations – he has a great range.
R.I.P. Wellard. :-(