Newspaper reports today (May 11) have suggested that the actress wants time away from her role as Whitney Dean to pursue a singing career.
The speculation began after McGarty told the Daily Star: "I love Motown music and singing has always been a passion of mine. It's a real dilemma as I love acting but I also want to sing. I want to do something with music."
However, an EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy this morning: "There is absolutely no truth in the report that Shona has quit EastEnders."
A Walford insider added: "Shona is a great singer and this is perhaps something that she would like to pursue in the future. However, she is really happy at EastEnders and has no plans to leave the show."
McGarty has been playing Whitney since 2008.