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Monday 23rd September 2019

Patsy Palmer admits she stopped watching EastEnders ages ago ahead of her return

The actress is returning as Bianca Jackson

Patsy Palmer's iconic EastEnders character Bianca Jackson is winging her way back to Albert Square.

But while fans will be looking forward to what's in store for her character in the future, the actress has been reminiscing about the 'good old days'.

Bianca will be back in Walford soon... Cover your ears! (Credit: BBC)

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Appearing on Loose Women on Thursday (May 23), Patsy admitted she stopped watching the BBC soap a long time ago and seemed to imply it had lost the plot.

Speaking to the panellists, she said: "I obviously haven't watched it for ages, but it was really well written back then. And we had two episodes a week.

"Everybody wanted to know what was going on. There weren't any spoilers.

"I always used to moan about this in work... Why do you keep telling everybody what's going to happen?"

Patsy spilled the beans on Loose Women (Credit: ITV)

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She went on to say: "It's supposed to be a soap opera. You're supposed to have a cliffhanger..."

It's supposed to be a soap opera. You're supposed to have a cliffhanger...

Bosses, are you listening?

Earlier this week, EastEnders confirmed that 46-year-old Patsy would be returning to Albert Square for her third stint in 25 years.

She first joined in 1993 as the daughter of Carol Jackson and David Wicks, and fast became a favourite until she first left in 1999, returning for a second stint in 2008 before quitting again in 2014.

Patsy is gearing up to return as Bianca! (Credit: ITV)

The soap's executive producer Jon Sen made Bianca's comeback a priority on his "wish-list".

He said: "When I joined the show in January, bringing Bianca Jackson back to the Square was high on my wish-list.

"I'm thrilled to announce that Patsy's agreed to return to reprise her iconic creation in a blistering storyline that will grip fans this autumn.

"There is no one more excited than me to see her step back into Albert Square again. I simply cannot wait."

Patsy's brief return to the Square in the autumn will see Bianca reunite with her troubled daughter Tiffany Butcher, who has had a rough ride recently after she became embroiled in a county lines drug trafficking gang.

Whether her infamous ex Ricky Butcher will return, too, remains to be seen...

Their marriage in 1997 pulled in more than 22million viewers - one of the biggest soap audiences ever.

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