BBC confirm Eastenders legend is returning to Albert Square

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BBC Eastenders legend Laila Morse to return as 'Big Mo' later this year - what we know. (PA)
BBC Eastenders legend Laila Morse to return as 'Big Mo' later this year - what we know. (PA)

Legendary Eastenders character Mo Harris is set to return to the long-running BBC soap later this year after leaving the soap in 2021.

Mo, portrayed by actress Laila Morse, first appeared in the BBC One soap more than two decades ago and became one of Walford’s most recognisable faces.

She left Walford in June last year for a life of fun on a cruise ship with her beloved Fat Elvis, but will now return to the Square for a short stint later this summer.

The BBC has confirmed Morse will begin filming scenes over the summer.

A renowned schemer, “Big Mo” is always up to something, so the question of what brings her back is sure to be on everyone’s lips.

Last seen leaving Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) in a rather unfortunate, and illegal, predicament, she is never far from her family, or trouble.

Laila Morse excited to return to Eastenders as ‘Big Mo’

Speaking about reprising the role, Morse, 76, said: “I always have so much fun playing Mo so I can’t wait to get back to the Square and see what mischief she gets up to this time.

“I’ve missed my on-screen family so much and can’t wait to see everyone again.”

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