Sam and Rita – Ronnie and Roxy, respectively – arrive in Walford this week when their characters return to their East-End roots, having left their Ibiza lives. Little is known about their past but both are harbouring secrets which they hope will remain abroad.
Without a mother-figure in their lives, the pair were raised by their father, Archie.
Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy about the possibility of their father turning up on the Square, Sam said: "We'd both would love to get Ray Winstone or a similar iconic male like Terence Stamp or Malcolm McDowell. I would love the idea that this mad, iconic male [Archie] comes back into our lives.
"It needs to be someone dark – someone that gives a really wiry performance."
Rita added: "I don't know why I've got this thing about Bob Hoskins. I've always wanted him to be my dad."
Click here to read DS's full interview with Sam and Rita.