Samantha Womack speaks to Rita Simons 'six times a day'

Samantha Womack speaks to 'EastEnders' co-star Rita Simons "six times a day" and she doesn't want to let their friendship, which has become more of a sisterhood, to end

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Samantha Womack

Samantha Womack speaks to her 'EastEnders' co-star Rita Simons "six times a day".

The 44-year-old actress, who played the role of Ronnie Mitchell in the popular soap for almost 10 years before quitting the programme earlier this year, has admitted she speaks to her on-screen sister, Roxy Mitchell, constantly throughout the day even though the pair no longer work together.

Speaking about her relationship with her 40-year-old former colleague on 'This Morning' on Thursday (23.03.17), the blonde beauty said: "Nine years, that person is really close to you - the character I mean - and the family is really close to you, so having to say goodbye to everyone is really really hard. So the best way to just launch into a new job.

"But I speak to Rita about six times a day."

Samantha has likened Rita to a sister, and she is adamant the pair will not "give up" on their friendship despite leaving Walford because they have been work partners for "a long time".

She explained: "You can't give up something like that. We were together for such a long time, and she feels like my sister still, so I am grateful actually. I came away with the most amazing friend ever."

Samantha, whose last storyline saw her die from drowning after she attempted to save Roxy from killing herself, has hinted she is pleased with the finality of the plot's "punchy ending" and has hinted she has no plans to make a comeback in the future.

She said: "Yes, I think if the character ends up anywhere, wherever it may be, it's not a punchy ending."

Meanwhile, Samantha is terrified but excited for her upcoming acting job, which will see her play the role of Morticia Addams in the musical comedy 'The Addams Family'.

Speaking about the project, she said: "It's terrifying because it's so good, and you really really want to do it justice.

"I'm doing 'The Addams Family', which is the UK premiere ... it's just a really really cool production. And it's just a super smart, super dark comedy."

And the star has revealed she will be dancing more in the production than she had initially thought.

She explained: "But I am dancing much more than I thought I would. She's tangoing. The love affair with her and Gomez is so strong, and they are at it all the time - Tangoing, I mean.

"It's such a complex piece, musically it's so beautiful."

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