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.
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.
As a New Year in Walford approaches, Aidan and the gang look set to pull off their ‘perfect’ robbery, but will everything go according to plan?
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) December 26, 2017
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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…
Is Sam Mitchell returning – but with the lesser-spotted face, maybe?
Another one touted as returning from the grave…
One even reckoned it could be Ben’s former lover Luke in a wig.
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…