Sam Mitchell's Ricky love

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 September 2010
Danniella Westbrook

Danniella Westbrook

EastEnders Sam Mitchell is set to declare her love for former flame Ricky Butcher, who she believes is the father of her baby son

EastEnders' Sam Mitchell is to declare her love for former flame Ricky Butcher.

The feisty blonde - who is played by Danniella Westbrook - is unsure of who is the dad of her new baby son, but has already decided who she wants to play the father figure.

After naming the child Richard, Sam declares her love to Ricky (Sid Owen), despite him already being married to mouthy redhead Bianca (Patsy Palmer).

However, Bianca decides to take matters into her own hands, and persuades Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) he can't just ignore the fact that the child could be his.

Despite Sam eventually agreeing to let both Ricky and Jack take paternity tests to determine the true father of baby Richard, it is long-suffering Minty (Cliff Parisi) who ends up putting a roof over her head while she gets to grips with being a mother for the first time - much to the annoyance of his girlfriend Heather (Cheryl Fergison).

Cliff explained: "She's obviously not too happy about the arrangement. It's no secret that Minty's always had a soft spot for Sam, and she has a knack of wrapping him round her little finger. He basically comes running every time she calls his name."

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