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EastEnder Steve has a blast as he quits soap.



Byline: RICK FULTON EXCLUSIVE

THIS is the explosive finale to one of EastEnders most dramatic storylines as Steve Owen For other persons named Steve Owen, see Steve Owen (disambiguation).

Steven Richard "Steve" Owen was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. He was played by Martin Kemp.
 bows out of Walford in a blaze on fire; burning with a flame; filled with, giving, or reflecting light; excited or exasperated.

See also: Blaze
 of glory - or does he?

Martin Kemp Martin Kemp may refer to:
  • Martin Kemp (actor), the British musician and actor
  • Martin Kemp (art historian), Professor of the History of Art in the University of Oxford
, who plays wide boy Steve, and Tamzin Outhwaite, his on-screen on·screen or on-screen  
adj. & adv.
1. As shown on a movie, television, or display screen.

2. Within public view; in public.
 wife Mel, have decided to quit Albert Square.

Mel will be written out later this year but Steve's exit comes sooner and looks set to be the soap's most spectacular farewell yet.

It begins when the e20 club boss kidnaps arch-enemy Phil Mitchell's daughter, Louise, after persuading her mother, Lisa, and stepdad, Mark Fowler, to go to America with him and Mel.

With Phil in hot pursuit, Steve loses control of his car, it flips over and bursts into flames. Phil saves the baby but leaves Steve to burn.

However, Kemp, 40, who is defecting to ITV (1) See interactive TV.

(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV).
, wants to keep viewers guessing about whether Steve lives or dies. He said: "I'm not going to tell you that.

"But if you are going to leave EastEnders, the last thing you want to do is to go out in the back of a cab."

Since arriving in Walford in 1998, Steve Owen has been at the centre of a string of dramatic storylines.

He killed ex-lover Saskia and tried to frame Dan Sullivan after Phil was shot.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 19, 2002
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