She’s back! Celebrity Big Brother star Daniella Westbrook is back on Albert Square as Sam Mitchell.
In January Westbrook entered the Celebrity Big Brother house, and since has turned her life around.
Daniella admitted that she is hoping that the new EastEnders boss Sean O’Connors will take her ‘back as a full time mantel’.
The actress is making her return to the soap for the upcoming death of her on-screen mother Peggy Mitchell.
Speaking in February, Westbrook commented: “I’m really excited to be going back to EastEnders. It feels right the Mitchells are all back for Peggy’s funeral, and I can’t wait to work alongside everyone again. ”
Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: “It is only right that all of Peggy Mitchell’s children would be at her funeral.
“Danniella is the final piece of the Mitchell jigsaw puzzle, so it will be great for viewers to see Phil, Grant and Sam all back on screen.
“Sam will only be back for a few episodes, but these scenes are bound to go down in the soap’s history.”
Danniella played Sam Mitchell throughout the Nineties and last returned to the Square in 2010.
EastEnders airs weeknights on BBC One.