EastEnders Spoilers: Matriarch Sylvie Carter headed for Walford & Stacey Branning about to be freed from prison?

by Anna Howell

EastEnders the carter family

With the mystery surrounding Aunt Babe in EastEnders growing daily, the show’s bosses have revealed that Carter clan matriarch Sylvie is set to make an appearance on the show.

Now, we remember when Aunt Babe (Annette Badland) made her very first EastEnders appearance, and we viewers saw her placing a call to her sister – from whom she claims she’s estranged – as she drove out of Walford, so it came as no surprise to us to learn that said sister, Sylvie Carter, will be joining the show.

But so far, who will be cast to play the absent mother, and when she will be making an appearance, remains to be seen as bosses at the hit BBC soap are staying very tight-lipped about the storyline.

However, a spokesperson for the show is quoted by Mirror Online as saying: “We can confirm that Sylvie will be appearing in the show at some point.”

Meanwhile, one cast member’s return is a little more imminent as it’s been reported today that Lacey Turner has been spotted leaving Elstree Studios, where the show is filmed, which adds weight to the theory that Stacey Branning will be freed from prison and will be back on Albert Square very soon!

Fans of the soap will know that Stacey is currently behind bars after confessing to the murder of Archie Mitchell. However, Lacey is due to reprise her role full-time when an upcoming storyline sees her mum, Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) coming up with a plan to get her off the hook.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

As mentioned above, Turner – who has previously been pictured filming hospital scenes with Wright, who is also set to make a ‘brief’ return – is back on the Square as the actress has been pictured in today’s Daily Mirror newspaper leaving the studio, where the iconic Albert Square is filmed, in her Range Rover.

EastEnders continues on Monday night at 8pm on BBC1 / BBC1 HD – Watch Stacey’s confession to murder in the clip below: