Actress Angela Wynter is returning to EastEnders as Patrick's ex-wife Yolande Trueman.


It was first reported by The Sun that Wynter will make her on-screen return to the BBC One soap later this summer and now also understands this to be true.

Fans will see Rudolph Walker return to our screens as Patrick Trueman in the coming weeks after having left Walford earlier this year to attempt to reconcile with his ex-wife Yolande Trueman.

Now actress Angela Wynter has said: "I have been really looking forward to playing her again and have had a beautiful time on set so far. I can’t thank the cast and crew enough for the warm welcome back."

Executive producer Chris Clenshaw added: "I’m thrilled to welcome the immensely talented Angela back to the role of Yolande Trueman. Although we haven’t seen Yolande for some years, her departure from the Square and the breakdown of her marriage to Walford’s living legend, Patrick, left some unfinished business between the pair.

"We, therefore, thought it was important to explore a reunion between the two. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her back!"

A source had previously told The Sun: "This will be a huge thrill for EastEnders fans as she is considered something of a favourite among devotees."

They added: "She’s just one of several characters making a return to Albert Square and though she might not be as high profile as Ian and Cindy, she will certainly get just as rapturous a reception from veteran viewers."

Yolande Duke first arrived in EastEnders in 2003 after striking up a romance with Patrick in Trinidad, later marrying him in 2003.

The character worked in the Minute Mart and her most explosive story saw her feuding with Pat Evans (Pam St. Clement) when the latter had a fling with married Patrick.

Wynter was axed from the soap in 2008 with Yolande getting a senior job in the company owning the Minute Mart and left for her job in Birmingham with Patrick set to follow her. However, Patrick ultimately decided to stay in Walford, meaning they divorced.

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A string of guest appearances occurred in 2017 which saw a brief reunion between Yolande and Patrick as she visited Walford on Minute Mart business.

So, will Yolande be back on our screens for good or does further heartache await Patrick?

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