‘EastEnders’: Ruby Allen's surprise return after 12 years away

Laura Hannam
Reporter
Louisa Lytton returning to EastEnders as Ruby Allen after 12 years

It’s been 12 years since Louisa Lytton was last seen at Albert Square and she’s about to make a surprise comeback.

Louisa played Ruby Allen between 2005-2006, the daughter of late EastEnders villain Johnny Allen.

Her storylines past storylines include exploring her troubled past, getting caught in the drama between Johnny and Phil Mitchell’s epic feud, her rocky friendship with Stacey Slater and finally fleeing Walford in the back of a taxi.

Louisa said of her comeback:

EastEnders was my first acting job out of drama school and opened so many doors for me. It’s wonderful to be given the opportunity to come back and explore my character and I’m excited to see what’s in store for Ruby.

The former star of The Bill and The Jump will be back in EastEnders this year.

“We last saw her twelve years ago as a young girl and now is returning as a woman with scope for major change and some brilliantly challenging storylines.”

Soap insiders say Louisa will return determined to make her presence known in the Square and will even attempt to make amends with Stacey. Given Stacey’s recent turbulent love life and their friendship history we don’t see this going or indeed ending well.

Louisa’s also set to play a role in a massive upcoming storyline. John Yorke, EastEnders Executive Consultant added:

“Now twelve years older, viewers will see a much more mature and confident Ruby who is set to be involved in of our biggest storylines later this year.”

Since leaving EastEnders in 2006 Louisa’s television credits include playing Michelle in the television series Edge of Heaven and PC Beth Green in the now defunct The Bill.

Louisa has already begun filming EastEnders scenes and is set to make her return by early Autumn.


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