Samantha Womack won't return to EastEnders

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Samantha Womack won't return to EastEnders credit:Bang Showbiz
Samantha Womack won't return to EastEnders credit:Bang Showbiz

Samantha Womack won't return to 'EastEnders'.

The 49-year-old actress has ruled out a shock return to the BBC soap as Ronnie Mitchell - who was killed off in 2017 - because she says she argues too much with show bosses.

She told the Daily Star: "Theatre suits me much better in so many ways - the hours, for a start. I'm awful first thing in the morning, I can't function.

"They say people are either night or morning people - and I'll happily sit up til 5am, but when you're on a soap you have to get up at 5am.

"Someone is always telling you what to do with your character and I just get really irritated. I end up arguing and then getting sacked.

"Now, I really love my job and I hate losing control over how a story is told. I need something that gives me more creative control."

Samantha previously admitted that Ronnie getting killed off was a huge blow but said she would be open to a return, even suggesting that Ronnie's cousin Billy Mitchell could have helped her to fake her own death.

She said: "Billy works in the mortuary. He was working in the funeral parlour. Someone sent me storylines of people that had faked their own deaths to come out of situations. It's really funny."

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