Diedrick Santer, Exec. Producer of BBC's Eastenders must resign sign now

We, the undersigned, call for the immediate resignation of Diederick Santer, Executive Producer of the BBC's Eastenders.

Since September of 2008, the viewers of BBC's Eastenders have watched in intrigue the character Danielle Jones (played by Lauren Crace) attempt to introduce herself as the long-lost daughter of Ronnie Mitchell (played by Samantha Janus). After a 7 month rollercoaster of emotion, Danielle finally introduced and proved herself as Ronnies' daughter, only to be knocked down and killed by a car as she ran into her open arms. This was certainly not the ending to the story which was anticipated by many. It feels as though the last 7 months of positive anticipation has, once again, ended in yet another depressive, bloody tragedy.

The viewers of BBC's Eastenders have waited years for an addictive storyline such as this one to end in joy and happiness, only to be cruely soured at its climax. This is the last straw, and have no doubt this will cost Eastenders dearly in the ratings war with ITV's Coronation Street, as well as in the upcoming television awards.

Santer told Digital Spy this afternoon (3rd April 2009): "Last night's EastEnders contained all the elements of a classic soap episode a wedding, high drama and tragedy.

"We acknowledge that we didn't deliver the happy ending that many of the audience may have been hoping for, and that for some people this was upsetting. We hope viewers understand that our aim is to deliver the best drama. That doesn't always lead to a happy ending.

He added: "EastEnders - like all good drama - contains a balance of storylines, both happy and sad. Were proud of the episode, the storyline which built up to it and the way the audience have engaged with it."

It is time for the executive producer of BBC's Eastenders, Diedrick Santer to resign in absolute shame.

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Latest Signatures

  • 13 December 2015100. Gerry M
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 201599. T B
    just when i thought that there was going to be a happy ending in east enders for once .. once again someone has to die. why do all these people have to die??? just write them out gone to live in france!!. bring danelle back. make it out to be all adream a
  • 29 November 201598. Ellie N
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 201597. Linda E
    Totally agree and have sent a private message to the BBC with regards to getting rid of this producer
  • 12 November 201596. Lee R
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 201595. Jenny S
    stupid horrific ending... will never watch again unless she comes back!!
  • 29 July 201594. Estelle W
    I support this petition
  • 03 July 201593. Jamie W
    was disgusting the way she was taken out of eastenders he should be sacked without doubt rubbish
  • 29 June 201592. Fin K
    It's not dramatic end it's a poor and pointless end!
  • 28 June 201591. Lorraine M
    such a bad ending to a great storyline
  • 26 May 201590. Laila F
    Terrible storyline playing with people's minds
  • 17 April 201589. Lois Villanueva
    I hate eastenders now and probably never watch it ever again now that Danielle has died because Eastenders is always so predictable and is always sad and depressing no one ever gets what they want and this is why i am signing this petition.
  • 22 March 201588. Ibrahim A
    he doesnt deserve to run Eastenders after this huge mistake
  • 02 February 201587. Rob M
    Diedrick Santer is way out of touch and losing the plot big time
  • 03 January 201586. Darren R
    Very Bad Way To end a story which everyone wanted to see a happy ending, so much tradegy and not enough happiness
  • 10 November 201485. Danny O
    I hate him unless he brings danielle back heres how
  • 26 October 201484. Carly M
    no balance, always depressing and bad endings..give me one example of a happy ending on eastenders
  • 26 September 201483. Michael Lindsey
    bring her back now
  • 08 September 201482. Vicky R
    I am an Eastenders fan but i am not sure i will be watching anymore and i hope many others boycott the show.Diedrick Santer or any other member of the Eastenders makers can not justify the ending they gave to this storyline!!!
  • 05 August 201481. Paul H
    There's enough doom and gloom in this country as it is. I felt physically sick that the Eastenders writers can mock their viewers this way.
  • 23 June 201480. Karen D
    Damage is already done .Lets all go and watch coronation street. That will teach them a lesson.
  • 02 June 201479. Safeera Huber
    Either write Danielle back into Eastenders or step down as producer and let someone with brains take charge.
  • 24 May 201478. Robyn Michellee
    most disappointing end to a well anticipated storyline.
  • 10 May 201477. Akhan Luna
    I support this petition
  • 05 April 201476. Adeleamy Perez
    ive wasted 7 months of my life for that. cant billieve they killed her of. im not watchin anymore
  • 26 March 201475. H C
    I support this petition
  • 22 January 201474. Adam N
    I support this petition

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