Eastenders star 'set to make a surprise return to Albert Square'
Eastenders star ‘set to make a surprise return to Albert Square a year after leaving the BBC soap’
A former Eastenders star is reportedly making a surprise return to the soap, a year after after she left.
According to The Mirror, actress Kim Medcalfe is set to reprise his role as tough Sam Mitchell – the sister to Phil and Grant Mitchell.
And her surprise arrival on Albert Square will be explosive from the start when she is thrown out the back of a van infront of her older brother Phil.
Sam left the square in April when she was given the chance to front a business in Spain with her ex-fiancé Don.
But viewers will see Sam settle back into Walford – and the lives of her son Ricky and new granddaughter Charli Slater.
She’s back: Actor Kim Medcalfe is set to reprise his role as tough Sam Mitchell laster this mobth- the sister to Phil and Grant Mitchell
Making memories: Danniella Westbrook originally played Sam but then quit in 1993, however Sam, played by Kim and Danniella reappeared from 1995 to 1996; 1999 to 2000; 2002-2004, 2009; 2016; last year and now
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Sam made yet another explosive return to Albert Square, six years after her last appearance during Peggy Mitchell’s funeral.
Going head-to-head with rival Sharon Watts, Sam made a huge splash as soon as she arrived on The Square.
Earlier this year she came close to leaving Albert Square with Ricky Butcher for a new life in Germany, but decided to stay and support her son Ricky Jnr. after he learned he was going to be a father.
But, when she was offered a better life in Spain and realising the money could help Ricky Jr. with his unborn child, Sam decided to leave the Square for a sunny life abroad.
In April 2022, actress Kim Medcalf reprised the role for the first time in 17 years.
Kim previously played Sam between 2002-2005 before Danniella Westbrook reprised the role in 2009.
Viewers were gutted over Sam’s departure, however it was never confirmed as a permanent exit.
Shock: Her surprise arrival on Albert Square will be explosive from the start when she is thrown out the back of a van infront of her older brother Phil
Catch up:Sam is returning from Spain where she was offered a better life and realised the money could help Ricky Jr. with his unborn child
Showrunners confirmed that that the character would make a return to Walford at some point ‘before the autumn’.
They told The Sun: ‘We can confirm that Sam Mitchell has not left Walford for good and Kim Medcalf will be returning to EastEnders.’
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