EastEnders bosses have brought back the character of Honey Mitchell for what is believed to be a short stint.
The character’s reappearance in Walford during tonight’s episode was a surprise for viewers as it had not been publicised beforehand.
Ahead of the episode, Executive Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins wrote on Twitter: “
#EastEnders tonight at 1930 hrs. We’ve got two surprises for you – one sweet, one sour…”
Honey – played by Emma Barton – originally appeared in EastEnders between 2005 and 2008. The dippy girlfriend, later wife, of Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) became renowned for her malapropisms including her demands for an epidoodle whilst giving birth in 2006.
Honey and Billy’s relationship was put to the test when their daughter, Janet, was born with downs syndrome as Honey initially wanted to give the baby up for adoption. Billy was more accepting of the situation and Honey eventually forged a bond with Janet. The couple went on to have a second child, William, in 2007, however their relationship broke down the following year and Honey subsequently left the Square.
Honey has remained a part of Billy’s life off-screen through his continued contact with Janet & William, however during tonight’s episode she accompanied the children on a visit to his flat. Viewers can expect to find out the reason behind her surprise return to Walford during next week’s episodes.
After the episode had aired, Treadwell-Collins took to the social networking site again and wrote: “We will keep the surprises coming…
The other surprise tonight was David Wicks (Michael French) suffering a heart attack on his wedding day whilst bride-to be Carol (Lindsey Coulson) thought she had been stood up.
EastEnders continues on Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.