Friendless EastEnder Tamzin Outhwaite

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Tamzin Outhwaite

Tamzin Outhwaite

Former 'EastEnders' actress Tamzin Outhwaite has ruled out a return to the soap because she claims her alter-ego doesn't know anyone in Albert Square anymore.

Tamzin Outhwaite won't return to 'EastEnders' because her alter-ego doesn't know anyone anymore.

The actress - who played Melanie Owen in the BBC soap from 1998 until 2002 - insists there would be no reason for her character to go back to Albert Square unless she was to play an extra.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I don't have any family left in the square. I don't even think there are any friends there. I don't know anyone who is there now. I could walk down the market and be an extra, I suppose."

However the actress - who is currently winning rave reviews for her role in the musical 'Sweet Charity' admitted she has never been approached to reprise the role.

Tamzin explained: "People always ask me if I'm going back to 'EastEnders' but I've never been asked. It looks like I'm turning it down on a yearly basis by saying I'll never go back but I'm not. No one has ever asked me. They don't actually want me back!"

The 39-year-old star also revealed she is worried about piling on the weight after her stint in 'Sweet Charity' finishes.

She added: "When it ends I won't go straight into a new musical. The physical break will be great but then I'll have to start going to the gym quickly."

Tamzin has recently been announced as judge on new Five reality show 'Don't Stop Believing'.

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