Carly Wicks returns to EastEnders

Kellie Shirley

Kellie Shirley

Carly Wicks is to return to 'EastEnders' to help her mother Shirley deal with her drink problems.

Carly Wicks is to make a surprise return to 'EastEnders'.

The character - played by Kellie Shirley - will appear in Albert Square to support her mother Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) when she hears she has gone on a "downward spiral" after discovering Ben Mitchell murdered her friend Heather.

A source said: "Carly didn't realise just how much of a downward spiral she was on. It's hard for her to witness. Carly knows she's got a real fight on her hands to sober her up."

Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) calls in Carly when he realises little can be done to stop her from drinking herself into a stupor.

Carly first appeared in the soap in February 2006, but was axed when her on-screen father Kevin - played by Phil Daniels - quit.

Her return to the BBC soap - which has seen a number of leading stars take a break from in the last year, including Jo Joyner and June Brown - will only last two episodes.


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