As well as eagle-eyed fans putting the possibility of Fatboy being alive out into the universe, another beloved EastEnders character might also be in line for an unlikely comeback.

Rita Simons, who played Roxy Mitchell in the soap, has dropped a huge hint about possibly returning from the dead. Yes, you read that right.

It certainly wouldn't be the first time that the soap has relied on that kind of returning storyline – we've seen it before with characters like Dirty Den, after all.

The rumours have been circulating on Twitter after Rita quote-tweeted an old image of her character alongside Amy, now played by Ellie Dadd, her previous on-screen daughter who was born in 2008.

The message was met by one fan saying: "Hopefully you get to share the screen with her one day," with a praying-hands emoji. But another responded: "Roxy died," with an awkward grimacing-face emoji.

Even so, Rita responded with a post that has most definitely sent soap fans into a tailspin. She replied: "So did Cathy. And Den. And Bobby Ewing," alongside a devil emoji.

Of course, the tweet got fans of the BBC soap excited for a potential return of the two Mitchell sisters, who were cousins of Phil Mitchell.

While viewers were treated to a recent flashback special with the Mitchell clan, it seems as though fans can't get enough of the beloved on-screen family.

Starring alongside Samantha Womack as Ronnie, Rita's role as Roxy came to an end with her sister in a 2017 New Year's Day special that saw the two tragically – and controversially – drown in a hotel pool.

While the actor played the role of Roxy for 10 years (from 2007 to 2017), fans have been quick to jump on the rumours, stating: "Bring back Ronnie and Roxy," and "Need ronnie and roxy back in my life bring them back I say."

EastEnders continues tonight (Thursday 15th December) at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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