EastEnders: Sam Mitchell to abandon her son when she leaves for Portugal?

Will Sam abandon her boy and flee to Portugal?

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Sam Mitchell (Danniella Westbrook) is to drop a bombshell next week when she reveals that she wants to abandon her son Richard in Walford.

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Upcoming episodes of EastEnders will see Roxy spot Sam with her luggage and encourage her to open up – all of which leads to Sam revealing that she’s struggling to be a mum and is going back to Portugal without her boy.

Sam will be seen dropping Richard off with Jack, who struggles to make a connection with his son. However, after learning that Richard loves animals, he soon comes up with an idea.

However, Jack has no idea that he could be seeing a lot more of Richard if Roxy fails to persuade Sam not to quit Albert Square…

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Viewers will see actress Danniella Westbrook making her comeback as Sam later this week when the character makes a brief return for Peggy Mitchell’s funeral.

Writing recently on Instagram, Westbrook lobbied for a permanent return for Sam, arguing that EastEnders fails to listen to its viewers:

“It’s such a shame I won’t be going back to the show as I think people would of [sic] loved to see Sam as a mum and with a different take on the character… But I don’t write the show I just do what they tell me..

“And they’ve done what they always do – use Sam when she’s needed & then send her off in a black cab. I wish EastEnders would listen to the public more…But either way I’m grateful of the 4 episodes I got to film.”

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.

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