EastEnders star Samantha Womack has spoken to ITV’s Daybreak about reprising her role of Ronnie Mitchell in the BBC One soap.

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Ronnie is released from prison in tonight’s episode after serving two years for abducting Kat (Jessie Wallace) and Alfie Moon’s (Shane Richie) son Tommy.

Chatting to Richard Arnold on the breakfast programme, Womack revealed:

“I felt like she was unfinished. I didn’t want her to finish like a wet blanket, I wanted her to gain her strength.

 

“There would be no point in coming back and not trying to recreate something new. I like the idea that there’s things happening with Ronnie that she’s not so soft anymore”.

The actress also revealed that it felt a “bit weird” to return to the soap after two years.

Tune into EastEnders on BBC One at 8.00pm this evening to see Ronnie’s first moments of freedom.

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