Samantha Womack rushed to hopsital

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 April 2014
Samantha Womack as Ronnie Mitchell

Samantha Womack

'EastEnders' star Samantha Womack almost chocked to death after getting pizza stuck in her throat

Samantha Womack was rushed to hospital after getting pizza stuck in her throat.

The 'EastEnders' actress - who plays Ronnie Mitchell in the soap - got the tasty treat lodged in her throat and had to receive medical attention to ensure her airways were "fully clear" and she was able to breathe.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It was terrifying for her.

"Once doctors had removed the food they put a camera down her throat to ensure the airway was fully clear."

The blonde beauty was left "deeply embarrassed" following the incident.

Meanwhile, Samantha's alter-ego has been showing a dark side to her since her return to Albert Square last year.

Viewers saw Ronnie murder the nefarious Carl White (Daniel Coonan) - who had been wooing her sister Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) - and Samantha admitted the dramatic scenes have been an interesting challenge, but she's glad to be back.

She previously said: "It's strange coming back with such a big storyline and being a different character, but at the same time, it's like coming back to family ... they're all my family, they genuinely are. Even when you're dealing with a difficult storyline and it feels really weird and out of the normal, that's cool creatively. I'm embracing it."

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