EastEnders: Samantha Womack returns as Ronnie Mitchell is released from prison – first look pictures

The Mitchell sisters are set to be reunited - but not everyone will be happy to see Ronnie back

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She’s out and on her way back…Yes, these are the first pictures of Samantha Womack as she returns to Albert Square following Ronnie’s spell in prison.

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The Mitchell sister has been languishing behind bars for two years after being sentenced for abducting Tommy Moon. Ronnie may want to put the past behind her and face the future, but will the other residents of E20 let her? Just look at Kat’s (Jessie Wallace) expression! Now, there’s someone who can’t be overjoyed at seeing Ronnie back among the Mitchell clan.

Samantha Womack said of her return to the BBC1 soap: “I am thrilled to be returning to the role of Ronnie for the next six months. Ronnie is coming out of prison and her re-appearance in the Square is going to create havoc. I can’t wait to be a Mitchell once again!”

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Lorraine Newman, executive producer added: “We’re delighted to announce Samantha Womack’s return to Albert Square. The Mitchell sisters are a fabulous pairing and it will be an absolute delight to have Ronnie and Roxy back together on screen. However, Ronnie’s departure wasn’t without controversy for many residents in Walford and her return will be sure to ruffle quite a few feathers…”