Danniella Westbrook to return to EastEnders?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 January 2016
Daniella Westbrook

Danniella Westbrook

Danniella Westbrook is reportedly set to reprise her role as Sam Mitchell in 'EastEnders' for a forthcoming emotional storyline

Danniella Westbrook is reportedly being lined up to make a shock return to 'EastEnders' later this year.

The troubled actress, who is currently appearing in 'Celebrity Big Brother', is set to reprise her role as mega bitch Sam Mitchell in the BBC One soap as bosses attempt to rekindle the whole Mitchell clan to bid farewell to matriarch Peggy (Dame Barbara Windsor, 78), as she loses her battle with cancer.

A spokesperson for the show told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Peggy's final episodes are still being finalised so it is too early to say if any other characters from the Mitchell family will be returning. We have not ruled out anyone at this stage."

Danniella, 42, first appeared in the long-running soap in 1990 before she quit three years later due to personal troubles.

She returned to Albert Square in 1995 and left again in 1996, before popping back in 1999 and waving goodbye in 2000.

She then made a fleeting visit in 2009 when her alter-ego returned to Walford from Spain using a fake passport but she was forced to leave again in 2010 when Sam was arrested.

The role of the flighty beauty was also played by Kim Medcalf from 2002 until 2005, but it's not known which actress bosses are keen to sign up for the forthcoming emotional episodes.

Meanwhile, as Barbara prepares to shoot her final ever scenes for the show, she will be joined by some familiar faces as Ross Kemp has confirmed he is reprising his role of Peggy's eldest son Grant Mitchell.

The bad boy's reappearance in Walford will also see him reunited with his brother Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) as they gather around their mum for the final hours of her life.

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