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Simons excited over 'Enders live ep

By and Kris Green
Simons excited over 'Enders live ep
EastEnders star Rita Simons has admitted that she is eager to hear what is in store for her character in the soap's live episode.

The actress, who plays Roxy Mitchell on the BBC One show, told DS that the special instalment will be an exciting moment for the cast and crew.

Asked whether she is looking forward to the challenge, Simons replied: "I wasn't but now I am! I've done so much work on the stage acting and singing, but the minute you're doing your safe, cushty job live on television, you suddenly realise that there's no room for errors. And if you've seen any of the blooper shows, you'll know that we're prone to the giggles.

"I'm looking forward to when it's over! We know it's looming, so I'd just like to see the script and then I'd be happier. The adrenaline on the night, though, is going to be so up there. Everyone's going to be so excited and nervous."

The live episode will air on February 19 as part of the Walford drama's 25th anniversary week. Reports have suggested that the instalment will feature the resolution to the ongoing mystery surrounding Archie Mitchell's murder.

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