EastEnders fans can’t believe Cindy Beale actress Michelle Collins’ real age

EastEnders fans have been left astounded at actress Michelle Collins' real age, as one labelled her 'fabulous'.

The 61 year old actress recently made her return to EastEnders after 25 years, reprising her role as Cindy Beale – the ex wife of Ian Beale [Adam Woodyatt], who was believed to be dead.

Michelle recently appeared on BBC's The One Show, where she discussed her return to the show that made her a household name.

She looked gorgeous in a black blazer, and trousers with a camisole underneath, whilst she accessorised with gold earrings and a necklace.

Michelle's long blonde hair looked freshly-blowdried and she opted for a sultry makeup look with black eyeliner framing her eyes, bronzed cheeks and a slick of gloss on her lips.

During her appearance, Michelle told how she 'almost crashed her car' after getting the call to return to EastEnders after a 25 year hiatus.

She explained how she and her former on-screen husband Adam Woodyatt used to argue on-set, but now that time has passed, they're fine, and she explained how they called each other as soon as they heard the news.

She said: "I was driving somewhere up north and had Bluetooth on, of course. I got the call, John Cannon called from EastEnders asking if I would go back. I nearly crashed the car actually, I was like 'I've got to stop!' I had to pull over. Then I thought 'I've got to phone Adam' and he's actually already called me.

"He said: 'I've just had the call, have you?' and we both said yes! I didn't want to go back for one episode. It wouldn't have been worth it. I wanted to make sure it was planned property. It was a big move for me. I had to make sure it was the right decision. If I left five years ago, I would have said no."

Speaking of their former differences, Michelle explained: "We used to row all the time and we don't any more! We used to bicker, they used to call us George and Mildred.

"We were very different, but we've not gone full circle – I'm so fond of Adam, he's been so supportive. It's great to be working together again."

Viewers of the show were floored by her stunning visage, as they flocked to Twitter to comment.

One tweeted: "Michelle Collins is 61. She looks tremendous", whilst another said: "Michelle looks fabulous."

A third expressed their joy at seeing her on the show, saying: "Brilliant so lovely to see Michelle on the One Show," as a fourth wrote: "Blows my mind that Michelle Collins is 61. She looks incredible."

It's been an explosive week on EastEnders, as Michelle's scheming character Cindy Beale – the ex wife of Ian Beale – made her dramatic return to the square – after its residents assumed her to be dead.

As regular viewers will know, Walford icon Cindy was revealed to have gone into witness protection in 1998, which led to her faking her death and leaving behind her estranged husband Ian Beale and her children.

But she made her return when the mystery identity of George Knight’s elusive wife Rose Knight was revealed to be none other than Cindy Beale in a shocking plot twist that left viewers with more questions than answers.

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