EastEnders star, Samantha Womack, is expected to return to filming next week after a short break away from the hit BBC soap.
Fans of EastEnders will know that Womack’s character Ronnie Mitchell was last seen packing up and leaving the Square for good after discovering that she was pregnant.
However, we knew the move would not be a permanent one given that Womack left only to film the fourth series of Mount Pleasant, but now that’s finished, she is heading back to Walford.
There are many loose ends that have been left hanging since Ronnie departed, the most obvious one being the fact that her baby daddy, Charlie Cotton (Declan Bennett) has absolutely no idea that she is in the family way, and even less idea that the baby is his (or is it?).
Also the gun that Ronnie left with cousin Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) before she left has since gone walkabouts, with Phil thinking that Ronnie must have changed her mind about leaving it.
Of course the truth of the matter is that Phil’s fiancée Sharon (Letitia Dean) found the gun, and in her state of anxiousness over her recent attack, has been keeping it hidden in her knicker drawer.
Then there is her sister Roxy’s new man, who Ronnie tried to warn her off, who has since turned out to be married; a fact that unguided Roxy has chosen to overlook. We can’t imagine that going down well with the overbearing controlling sister one bit!
So there is a lot for Ronnie to get stuck into when she does return!
Samantha Womack broke the news to fans herself, taking to social networking site, Twitter, to post the following message:
“Well, people, I’m back to Albert Square on Thursday,
“Just as well, I’ve missed my lunatic of a sister. I wonder what’s in store for us?”
No details of Ronnie’s on-screen return, or storyline leading up to it have been confirmed by the powers that be yet, but if she has decided to keep her baby, then she would be showing her pregnancy when she returns….
EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm on BBC1 / BBC1 HD – Watch an interview with Samantha Womack, who plays Ronnie Mitchell, in the clip below: