Tameka Empson has revealed that Kim Fox will return to Albert Square this festive season with a bit of mystery surrounding the character’s comeback.
“It’s fair to say that Kim comes back with a new coat and a new secret!” says the actress.
Empson has been on maternity leave from EastEnders for the past year, with Kim’s absence explained by her getting work on board a cruise ship. But Kim’s arrival back in Walford on Tuesday 30 December will see her startled by the changes in E20 and particularly within her family, where the B&B has folded and Patrick is still recovering from his recent stroke.
“It’s good to be back,” continues Empson, in a new interview with Inside Soap. “I’ve been watching EastEnders and getting a bit itchy. I’d be thinking, ‘Oh Kim could have been in this scene, she would have been there for that’. But now I’m back, it feels like no time at all has passed.”
Although if the actress has her way, then Denise’s business decisions will soon be on Kim’s agenda. “I’d like Denise to explain to Kim why they don’t have the B&B any more! Kim worked hard for that B&B – what happened?”
Watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below: