Samantha Womack extends EastEnders contract

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 October 2013
Samantha Womack

Samantha Womack

Samantha Womack has signed up to 'EastEnders' for another year after discovering what new show boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins has in store for her character

Samantha Womack has signed up to 'EastEnders' for another year.

The 40-year-old actress returned to Albert Square earlier this year as Ronnie Mitchell for a short-term stint, but she has decided to stay for longer after discovering what new show boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins has in store for her.

Speaking to SoapSquawk, she said: "With Dom taking over I think the show is really going to flip. I got really excited about it and wanted to be a part of that."

Dominic worked as a story producer on the BBC soap before returning as the executive producer, and he has vowed to shake things up for the residents of Walford.

Samantha said: "When I came back the first six months were a bit wishy-washy, I didn't really come back with an impact at all, I was treading water waiting for Dom.

"But now Dom's back and we want to kick a**e!"

Linda Henry - who plays Shirley Carter - admitted she almost quit 'EastEnders' this year after landing a number of quiet storylines, but she had a swift change of mind after it was revealed Dominic was on board again.

She told InsideSoap magazine: "I had a very quiet year and was considering leaving, but I got a call to say Dominic Treadwell-Collins was taking over the show.

"He's so exciting and passionate about 'EastEnders'."

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