Ricky and Bianca in return to The Square


Sid Owen and Patsy Palmer are coming back to Walford Square, reprising their roles as Ricky Butcher and Bianca Jackson in BBC soap EastEnders.

They married in the soap and enjoyed a tumultuous relationship, mainly characterised by Bianca’s screams of ‘Rickaaaaay’.

Owen left the soap in 2004, and went on to star in reality TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Palmer left in 1999 to pursue a career in theatre.

Diederick Santer, executive producer on the show, commented: ‘Ricky and Bianca were a hugely popular and well-loved partnership on the show.

‘They are both now living their own lives, and there’s been a good deal of water under the bridge. But could the old spark reignite?’

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth is to be killed off after more than 30 years in the soap.

Liz Dawn, 68, is leaving the soap due to ill health. She was diagnosed with lung disease emphysema five years ago.


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