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Patsy Palmer: 'I'll return to EastEnders'

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Patsy Palmer aka 'Bianca Jackson'

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Patsy Palmer has reaffirmed her commitment to returning to EastEnders "when the time is right".

The actress made a swift departure from the soap in December as she gave birth to her fourth child Bertie almost a month before he was due. She later denied reports that she had decided to quit the programme due the controversy surrounding Ronnie Branning's baby swap storyline.

Speaking in a new interview with Closer magazine about her future as Bianca Butcher, Palmer explained: "I have every intention of returning when the time is right.

"I'm just seeing what happens. I'm not on contract there anymore but I would never write it off."

She added: "I can't imagine going back full-time because I just don't want to leave [Bertie]. I don't even want much time to myself."

Palmer's screen husband Sid Owen is also due to take a break from EastEnders to focus on charity work. However, the pair have been tipped to return to screens in 2012.

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