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