EastEnders are bringing back Cora Cross, who hasn’t been seen on the show since December 2015.
The sharp-tongued OAP was down on her luck the last we heard of her. She’d been living at the allotments following the death of her partner, Stan Carter, and then she was placed in sheltered housing.
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Grandaughters Abi and Lauren Branning don’t seem to talk about her much and no one seems to know where she is.
But she’s been spotted back filming scenes for the soap after actress Ann Mitchell’s extended break.
It’s thought she might have something to do with Denise Fox’s upcoming job hunt after she sensationally quit the Minute Mart this week.
Denise has been seen filming scenes at the job centre, could she come across Cora also searching for work?
With Cora’s departure so abrupt and left up in the air, fans had been wondering whether they’d ever see her again and speculation on Twitter was rife.
What ever happened to Cora on #EastEnders? I thought she was living in that allotment shed? Maybe she's buried under the carrots
— Penn Wooding (@BrixhamUK) February 10, 2017
Are we ever going to see Cora in EastEnders again?
— Matt Dumas-Bowden (@mattdumas36) January 26, 2017
Where's Cora disappeared to? #eastenders
— Hugh (@_G_A_Why_) February 13, 2017
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With news of her possible return flying round, an EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy:
“We don’t comment on storyline speculation as we don’t want to spoil it for the viewers.”
But it hasn’t stopped fans expressing their delight at the rumoured news on social media.
— Mark W. (@miw3663) March 23, 2017
@AnnMitchell01 just read you are back filming Eastenders. Hallelujah. Have been wanting Cora back for ages!! Can't wait
— Craigy B (@CraigyBEsq) March 23, 2017
CORA! Finally! #EastEnders
— Alfie Sheldon (@AlfieS12) March 22, 2017
With Cora’s nemesis Aunt Babe having departed, it’s surely time to bring the ultimate battleaxe back?
The Square needs her and her acid tongue!