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'EastEnders' Samantha Womack: 'Ronnie can return without Jack'

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Samantha Womack has claimed that her EastEnders character Ronnie Mitchell could still return to the soap after her ex-husband Jack Branning has left Albert Square.

One of Ronnie's main links to Walford will be removed later this year as Scott Maslen has decided to leave the role of Jack.

Samantha Womack - The ex-EastEnders actress is 39 on Wednesday.

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Samantha Womack



However, speaking to Metro, Womack suggested that Ronnie will still have reasons to return even without Jack around.

She explained: "I think she could go back if Jack wasn't there, because it was always the Mitchell sisters. I know Ronnie had a love affair and she got married, but what I loved about the character was her relationship with her sibling.

"It was nice being with another woman and doing most of our scenes together. That was a relationship on the show I really enjoyed.

"There are no plans [for Ronnie to return] at the moment but I definitely wouldn't rule it out. I love the show and I love the character. I miss the character enormously."

Scott Maslen as Jack Branning in EastEnders.

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Scott Maslen as Jack Branning



Womack left EastEnders in 2011 as Ronnie's controversial baby swap storyline reached a conclusion.

She added: "I think it was definitely the right time to give the character a break. The danger is that if you get one character who is subject to so much trauma, angst and depression, it becomes difficult to play it realistically."

Womack has recently joined the cast of Sky Living's Mount Pleasant.

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