Samantha Womack, who portrayed the beloved Ronnie Mitchell on EastEnders, hasn’t ruled out returning to the show in the wake of a ridiculous fan theory suggesting that she and her sister Roxy (Rita Simons) might still be alive.
Samantha left EastEnders in 2017 when Ronnie and Roxy drowned in a pool on the day of Ronnie’s wedding, killing both of them.
The soap opera star admitted during an appearance on Loose Women (Monday, July 11) that she wouldn’t be against going back to the Square five years after Ronnie’s tragic passing.
“You become old enough, don’t you say never to anything,” she remarked. You can never have an opinion because you will always be proven wrong.She was a fantastic character, and there were tremendous plots. It was a terrific experience. The baby swap and my early work with Barbara Windsor and Larry Lamb are among of my favorites, in my opinion.
However, a remarkable fan theory suggests that the renowned soap opera character may still be alive.
The host of Loose Women, Charlene White, read out a popular fan theory that claimed Ronnie and Roxy’s cousin Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) assisted them in staging their demise.
At the time, Roxy frequently forced Billy to perform a variety of jobs for her, making him something of a lackey for the Mitchell family. Could Roxy have convinced Billy to complete one final task for them then? After all, they are all Mitchells!
Samantha laughed, “Maybe I might come back as a deadly twin.”
In an interview with OK! Magazine(opens in new tab) in 2018, Samantha expressed her regret about the choice to fire Ronnie and Roxy and discussed her heartbreaking leaving.
She said: “I understand they have to regenerate and constantly recast, but my point was that by entirely eliminating two characters that are ingrained in that society, you’re taking them from any future producer.
“It lacks perspective. A period of mourning was observed. Rita Simons served as my fictitious sister (Roxy Mitchell) for nine years, so when I left home for my next job, both my real family and my fictitious family had vanished. My entire base and emotional steadiness had vanished. At some point, I would have wanted to return.The Mitchell family, which included Peggy and the two Mitchell sisters, played a significant role in the culture of the show. It is regrettable to uproot the roots of such a devoted family. I loathe the concept that I can’t go back — unless I return as some crazy Australian twin sister! The past 18 months have been so thrilling and somewhat like a rebirth.The Mitchell family, which included Peggy and the two Mitchell sisters, played a significant role in the culture of the show. It is regrettable to uproot the roots of such a devoted family. I loathe the concept that I can’t go back — unless I return as some crazy Australian twin sister! The past 18 months have been so thrilling and somewhat like a rebirth.For a complete schedule of EastEnders’ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening broadcasts on BBC One, visit our TV Guide. Episodes are currently available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.