Rita Simons responds to fan speculation that Roxy is returning to EastEnders

Well, fancy that!

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In what would only be described as the most ridiculous idea in the world to any normal person, EastEnders fans are convinced Roxy Mitchell is returning to the soap.

Had it not happened to other characters in other TV shows, there’s the small point of Roxy being dead, but that doesn’t seem to be putting fans off the idea.

After all, Kathy Beale managed to come back from the dead! Hell, Dirty Den did, too!

Phil Mitchell’s feisty cousin, played by actress Rita Simons, died last New Year’s Day alongside her sister Ronnie, after they both drowned at Ronnie’s wedding reception to Jack Branning.

eastEnders Roxi and Ronnie (Credit: BBC)
The much loved Mitchell sisters before their demise (Credit: BBC)

But in the latest cliff hanging trailer for the hit TV show, it shows Ben Mitchell at The Arches when a shadowy blonde lady appears in the doorway.

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This has sent the fan mill into overdrive, with most thinking it could be Roxy Mitchell at the door of the garage.

Well, guess what? It’s nothing more than pipe dreams. Actress Rita Simons has poured cold water on the very idea.

She commented on The Sun’s story with three weary cat emojis. For anyone not fluent in emoji speak, it roughly translates as: “Here we go again. No! No! No!”

Ha, well said, Rita. Her message was liked by the official EastEnders Twitter account, so we can only assume they enjoyed a little chortle about it all, too.

So, if not Roxy, then there were other notable suggestions from fans of Lola, Sam Mitchell or Lucy Beale coming back…

Could Lola be the shadowy figure? (Credit: BBC)

Is Sam Mitchell returning – but with the lesser-spotted face, maybe?

Eastenders Sam Mitchell played by Kim Medcalf (Credit: BBC)
Or maybe Kim Medcalf’s version of Sam Mitchell? (Credit: BBC)

Another one touted as returning from the grave…

Lucy Beale (Credit: BBC)
Or Lucy Beale back from the dead? (Credit: BBC)

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One even reckoned it could be Ben’s former lover Luke in a wig.

So I was thinking about a blonde wig, y’know spice things up? (Credit: BBC)

Erm, we think that’s a little far-fetched, even for soapland.

Far be it for us to suggest it’s actually another iconic blonde whose return to Walford has not only been well publicised, but actually confirmed…

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