Roxy has been a downward spiral for some time now on EastEnders, feeling increasingly unhappy and ostracised from the rest of her family as sister Ronnie prepares to move to Ongar.

Now, viewers can expect events to take a fresh twist in the run-up to Christmas as the Mitchells grow exhausted by Roxy's attitude.

Upcoming scenes will see Phil give Roxy a harsh warning after getting fed up with her drunken behaviour. Worried about her friend, Donna suggests that she and Roxy go along to rehearsals for the play with the intention of mocking all those involved.

But the production ends up resonating with Roxy, who ends up crumbling while listening to the dialogue.

With the pressure mounting, Roxy starts to feel ever-more distant from daughter Amy and ends up being given food for thought by Reverend Stevens. Then - in scenes to be shown on Friday 16 December - Roxy drops bombshell news on Ronnie.

Just what is it that she has to say? And will her words have any bearing on the departures of actresses Rita Simons and Samantha Womack from the BBC1 soap?

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