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Simons: 'I don't think Roxy could kill'

By and Kris Green
Simons: 'I don't think Roxy could kill'
EastEnders star Rita Simons has admitted that she does not think her character Roxy Mitchell was the killer of dad Archie.

Walford villain Archie, played by actor Larry Lamb, was murdered in the Queen Vic on Christmas Day, sparking a mystery which is not expected to be resolved until next month's live episode.

As Archie had turned life in Albert Square upside down in the months preceding his death, a number of characters - including members of his own family - are currently suspects in the case.

Speaking to DS about who could have been responsible, Simons commented: "I absolutely don't have a clue! There are so many of them and I know what they're like here, they like to pin it on the most unsuspecting person! In fact, I keep thinking it must be me because I'm pretty much the only non-suspect!"

However, asked whether Roxy could have really killed her father, she replied: "In the last few days of his life, Roxy finally snapped and saw him for what he was. Me and Sam [Womack] were in tears during that scene because Larry was really going for us! Even though she was fuming, though, I still don't think she could do it because after he was dead, she was still saying, 'He's my dad and I could forgive anything'. I just don't think she has it in her."

Glynis Barber, who plays Archie's ex-wife Glenda, also recently told DS that she does not think her character was the culprit.

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