Samantha Womack hints Ronnie Branning could return!

Samantha Womack has hinted that there’s a chance her EastEnders character Ronnie Branning could return to the show at some point in the future.

As fans will know, Ronnie’s in court next week over abducting baby Tommy Moon, and rumour has it that she’ll walk free after Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) has a change of heart and tells the courtroom that she’s forgiven Ronnie.

However, irrespective of the outcome of the case, Samantha has – for now at least – left the show as she’s filmed her final scenes.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror however, she intimated that there’s always a chance she’ll return.

Read the interview in full after the jump…

Does Ronnie want to accept her fate?

She knows that going to court is the right thing but Ronnie will punish herself more than any custodial sentence.

Are you pleased with her exit?

Yes. I think this is the right ending to the storyline and I think the audience will be surprised by some of the things that happen.

What will you miss the most about playing her?

Working with Rita [Simons who plays Roxy] so closely for so many years has been brilliant. Not seeing her every day is going to be strange.

What was your last day of filming like?

It was emotional! All day, Rita and I were really aware that we were getting closer and closer to that last scene, so we were holding back the tears.

What’s been your favourite EastEnders plotline?

The Archie storyline was brilliant, especially leading up to the reveal with Danielle. There have been so many that I don’t think I could pick just one.

Is there scope for Ronnie to return one day?

I don’t want to give anything away to spoil it so you’ll have to wait and see.

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.