Tamzin Outhwaite teases viewers about Steve Owen not being dead ahead of Easties comeback

Mel Owen is a changed woman

Nothing could have excited us more about the news of Mel Owen’s comeback to EastEnders – or so we thought, at least.

But now, Tamzin Outhwaite, who is returning as the Walford heroine – has got our heads in a right old spin.

The soap legend has planted an idea about her on-screen husband in our minds that is growing into a soap-plot theory MONSTER.

During a chat with The Sun about Mel’s imminent reappearance, she spoke of how much she’d love to see her other half back.

But of course that’s a futile wish, we all know, as Steve – played by Martin Kemp – died in an inferno following a car explosion.

Steve and Mel were the golden couple of Albert Square (Credit: BBC)

Well! Here’s what Tamzin had to say…

“I’d love my ex-husband to return but he’s dead.

“I do think he could have got out in that three seconds and rolled underneath the car.”

Okay, have a think about that for a second… and now take a look at his car, before it blew up…

The car before the explosion (Credit: BBC)

See how it’s parked right in front of the door to the cafe? Our imaginations are running wild that Steve could have run into there and escaped to a new life…

Come on, if we can suck up Kathy and Den, we’ll buy anything to have Martin Kemp back!

Speaking to the Mirror, Tamzin – who left the BBC s0ap in 2002, warned viewers to expect a very different Mel.

“She’s been through an awful lot more. She’s older and wise but more brittle and bitter and damaged,” revealed the 46-year-old.

And her comeback is just another thing we can all thank show boss John Yorke for – he persisted with attempts to persuade her, after she’d said no.

“I wouldn’t be doing it if it wasn’t for him I don’t think,” the mum of two admits.

“It took about three months to say a definite ‘yes’ but during that time I couldn’t get the voice out of my head of ‘oh going back to EastEnders’.”

Literally. Cannot. WAIT!

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