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'EastEnders': Ronnie's confessions in full

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Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders

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Earlier tonight, EastEnders fans saw Ronnie Branning finally come to her senses as the soap's baby swap storyline reached its long-awaited conclusion.

As her guilt over swapping her late son James with Kat's child Tommy became too much to bear, Ronnie made a partial confession to Jack at the hospital, where Max and Abi were being treated following a car crash.

Heading immediately back to the Queen Vic, Ronnie then changed Kat's life forever by telling her the whole truth and handing the baby back.

Here, Soap Scoop presents full transcripts of Ronnie's confessions.

Ronnie tells Jack that the baby is not his

Ronnie tells Jack he deserves better and she is going to put everything right.
JACK: "Ronnie, where you been? I've been looking all over for you."
RONNIE:"I'm sorry."
JACK: "Well come on, Tanya's in a right state. What you doing?"
RONNIE: "I'm going."
JACK: "Going where? I need to talk to you."
RONNIE: "No, there's something I've got to do, Jack."
JACK: "Well it can wait."
RONNIE: "It can't!"
JACK: "Ronnie, I'm serious, you need to tell me what's happened."
RONNIE: "Don't worry, I am going to put it right. I am going to put everything right."
JACK: "Ronnie, what are you talking about?"
RONNIE: "You don't deserve this, Jack! You deserve much better, I should never have lied to you."
JACK: "So you lied to me."
RONNIE: "Yes."
JACK: "Is it about Michael?"
RONNIE: "No."
JACK: "Then what is it, Ron?"
RONNIE: "Jack, I've got to go."
JACK: "Go where?"
RONNIE: "Back, okay - I've got to go back!"
JACK: "Go back where? Oi, you tell me, right. If it's not about Michael, then what is it?"
RONNIE: "It's him, it's about him, okay? It's about James."
JACK: "Ronnie, what about him?"
RONNIE: "He's not your son."
JACK: "What you talking about?"
RONNIE: "Jack, listen to me - I'm sorry but it's true."
JACK: "No, I don't understand Ronnie, what are you saying?"
RONNIE: "I've got to go!"
JACK: "What are you talking about?"
RONNIE: "He is not yours and that is all you need to know."
JACK: "You're lying to me, right - you're doing this to hurt me and to mess with my mind. Ronnie, look at him - look at his face, everyone always says that this kid is the spit of me, everyone knows that he's my boy!"
RONNIE: "Jack, I'm so sorry - I'm so sorry, it's true."

Ronnie tells Kat the shocking truth

Kat Slater from EastEnders
KAT: "What is it?"
RONNIE: "Maybe we should go upstairs."
KAT: "I'm working. I ain't really got the time, so just spit it out."
RONNIE: "It's about James."
KAT: "Right."
RONNIE: "I know what you've been through. I know how difficult it's been for you, I understand."
KAT: "What do you want, Ronnie? I've got a pub full of punters."
RONNIE: "He's not mine."
KAT: "Sorry?"
RONNIE: "He's not mine, he's yours."
KAT: "What are you talking about?"
RONNIE: "I know. I know it sounds crazy. I should have come here before - I tried to come here before. This isn't James, it's Tommy!"

Outside, Jack arrives back on Albert Square and looks over towards The Vic.

RONNIE: "Please listen to me, Kat, you don't understand. You don't understand."
KAT: "Why don't you go home, yeah, call a doctor, go and talk to someone!"
RONNIE: "Listen to me, Kat!"
KAT: "You're mad!"
RONNIE: "Please, please, listen to me. I took your baby. I know how you feel. I am the only other person in this world who knows how you feel. To give birth to a baby and have it… to have your heart shrivel up inside. I know because it happened to me."
KAT: "You need to go."
RONNIE: "My baby died on New Year's Eve. Kat, listen to me! I went in, I went in and saw him in the cot, and he was still. He wasn't breathing, he was still and I was so scared. I was so scared. And I was trying desperately to believe that it wasn't true and then I ran out, I panicked - I ran out into the Square and I wanted somebody to come and help, but nobody came. Nobody came and then I heard him - I heard Tommy crying and I came in there and I walked up the stairs and I took him. I took him, Kat."
KAT: "No, you couldn't have, you wouldn't do that…"
RONNIE: "I'm sorry Kat, I'm so sorry…"
KAT: "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, my Tommy's dead! Yeah, I saw him, I held him in my arms - he's dead!"
RONNIE: "You didn't, that wasn't Tommy!"
KAT: "No! No, no, no!"

Alfie enters.

ALFIE: "What's wrong?"
KAT: "Get her out of here! Get her away from me!"
ALFIE [to Ronnie]: "What have you said to her? Just stop."
KAT: "No, he's not mine! How can he be mine?"
RONNIE: "Please take him, you need to take him!"
KAT: "No, I can't!"
RONNIE: "He needs his mum! You need to take him."

Jack has now entered The Vic and seeing the commotion, goes to join Ronnie, Kat and Alfie.

RONNIE: "Please take him, please take the baby…"

Ronnie hands Tommy over to a distraught Kat.

ALFIE: "I need to phone the police, alright."
RONNIE: "You don't need to phone them, I've already phoned them, and I'm so sorry."
KAT: "Get her out of here! Get her away from me."
RONNIE: "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry."

Ronnie heads for the exit, and following a final apology to Jack, she gets into a police car to face her punishment.

> EastEnders: Full baby swap timeline
> Live Blog: EastEnders baby swap climax

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