A beloved character who was tragically killed off in EastEnders may make a comeback.
On the night of Ronnie Mitchell’s wedding day in 2017, Rita Simons’ character Roxy Mitchell and Samantha Womack’s character Roxy Mitchell both passed away. Rita, an actress, did, however, hint that she might go back to Walford in a cryptic Twitter conversation with a fan.
Rita quote-tweeted a picture of Roxy and Ellie Dadd on Monday. Ellie Dadd was recast as Amy Mitchell earlier this year.
The actress wrote: “Is this my offspring?”
@sharonsstacey replied: “Hopefully you get to share the screen with her one day.”
@Lisalisey87 pointed out: “Roxy died,” but the actress hinted this may not be the end of her character.
Rita tweeted: “So did Cathy. And Den. And Bobby Ewing.”
Could this mean EastEnders fans will get to see the return of Roxy and maybe even Ronnie?
Fans hoped so as @Noir4Moon said: “Since when has death ever been a major obstacle in soap land?”
@WomackFans shared.“Ronnie&Roxy both faked their deaths now living in Ibiza and soon will make their appearances back to Eastenders?
“Eastern End hasn’t been the same without you two ever since the Mitchell sisters left the program.” (sic)
Roxy drowned on January 1, 2017, the day her sister wed Jack Branning (Scott Maslen).
Under the influence of drugs, Roxy dove into the hotel pool and drowned after hitting her head.
Ronnie dove in to save her sister but got tangled in her wedding dress and drowned.
It wouldn’t be the first time a character rose from the dead if Roxy did go back to Walford.
Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), who was involved in a car accident that appeared to be fatal in South Africa, returned to Walford.
Leslie Grantham’s portrayal of Dennis Watts, who had spent more than 14 years pretending to be dead while evading a gang, made a triumphant comeback in 2003.
Fans of EastEnders were also given a hint that another character who was thought to be dead might actually still be alive.
Reiss Colwell, a newcomer, was spotted on Tuesday looking at a card that appeared to be autographed by Arthur “Fatbot” Chubb (Ricky Norwood) to Dot Cotton (June Brown).
“Mrs B – forever in my heart,” the greeting card read. Alexander X.
Fatboy, who was close to the stalwart, always called Dot by her endearing moniker Mrs. B.
The beloved character was killed in a case of mistaken identity after being last seen in Walford in 2015.
On the BBC, EastEnders airs every day at 7.30 p.m.
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