Kim Medcalf Collateral (Credit: BBC)

EastEnders fans thrilled as ‘the other Sam Mitchell’ makes TV comeback

Did you spot the star?

Eagle-eyed TV viewers were quick to spot a former soap star in new TV drama Collateral last night.

The new BBC2 show stars Carey Mulligan, John Simm and Billie Piper in the four-part political thriller.

Collateral Carey Mulligan (Credit: BBC)
Carey Mulligan stars as DI Kip Glaspie (Credit: BBC)

It sees politician David Mars (John Simm) involved in an unexpected problem with ex-wife Karen (Billie Piper).

The show has twists and turns at every corner, with Carey Mulligan playing Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie, who is trying to get to the bottom of the murder of a pizza delivery driver.

But those watching carefully saw a character called Suki Vincent, a journalist who is romantically involved with John Simm’s character, MP David Mars, appear, albeit briefly, in episode one.

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johnn Simm collateral (Credit:BBC)
John Simm stars as a politician (Credit: BBC)

But it was long enough for EastEnders fans to recognise that Suki was played by actress Kim Medcalf, better known as Sam Mitchell version two!

Kim Medcalf EastEnders (Credit: BBC)
Kim in EastEnders (Credit: BBC)

And Twitter was fluttering with excitement at the return of Kim to their screens…

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Kim was last seen on screen as Peggy Mitchell’s daughter in 2005; after that Daniella Westbrook resumed her role after some time away from the programme.

Since she left the soap, Kim has been keeping herself busy starring in musicals such as Crazy for You, South Pacific and Cabaret, and TV shows Missing, Death Becomes Him and The Fixer.

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