EastEnders: Patsy Palmer hopes Sid Owen will return as Ricky Butcher & see clip of Joey and Lauren trying to escape car crash fireball! (VIDEO)

by Lynn Connolly

As fans of EastEnders will know, Patsy Palmer is now back at work on the show after taking several months off from the soap and her role as downtrodden single mum, Bianca Jackson.

We’ll see Bianca’s return to the Square – she has of course been in prison – early in December, but it seems her status as a single parent isn’t about to change any time soon, given that Sid Owen, who played Bianca’s husband Ricky Butcher, has left the show.

But apparently, Patsy is hoping that he might make a comeback at some point in the future, and she thinks that if he doesn’t, her character Bianca will remain loveless, because Ricky is “the only man” for her.

Speaking to Inside Soap magazine, Patsy said, “I think Ricky will always be the man for Bianca – they’re such a great couple!

“But I don’t know if Sid will come back at some stage in the future – I really hope he does…

“I’d love to have him here at EastEnders again, but we’ll have to wait and see.

“Who knows? Maybe Bianca could meet someone new one day!”

Well, even if she does, it’s unlikely to be a problem free romance – few in soap are – and apropos of difficult relationships, we’re about to see cousins Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) and Joey Branning (David Witts) frantically trying to escape the wreckage and aftermath of the car crash that we saw in last night’s show…

In Monday’s visit to the Square, we’ll find Lauren and Joey searching for a way out of the shop that she crashed into, and apparently having little luck. Mind you, quite why they didn’t head out via the massive hole in the shop front that was caused in the impact I can’t quite imagine!

But here’s a spoiler clip…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.