The sisters are exiting Albert Square in the New Year, but has the door been closed on a comeback?
Last month ‘Eastenders’ stars Samantha Womack and Rita Simons confirmed they would be leaving the BBC soap after 10 years playing sisters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell. Fans had hoped that the twosome would be saying a ‘see you later’ rather than a ‘goodbye forever’, but according to The Sun, the Mitchell sisters are set to be gone for good.
Rita Simons and soap sister Samantha Womack
A source told the newspaper that the sisters are to die in an explosive storyline during the soap’s New Year’s Eve special. The decision is said to have infuriated the cast, who are complaining that they were not consulted.
Both Mitchell sisters will bow out of the soap in an explosive storyline next year.
Rita Simons has announced she’s also departing ‘Eastenders’, alongside on-screen sister Samantha Womack. Simons has played Roxy Mitchell on Albert Square since she was introduced with sister Ronnie 2007 and the pair are set to go out with a bang.
Rita Simons has confirmed she will be leaving ‘Eastenders’ along with Samantha Womack
A BBC spokesperson told MailOnline: “We can confirm that Rita Simons will be leaving EastEnders. Having joined the show in 2007, Rita immediately won the hearts of the audience in the role of Roxy Mitchell and between her and Samantha Womack they created one of the most iconic duos EastEnders has ever seen."
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Womack has played Ronnie Mitchell since 2007.
The 43 year old British actress has held down the role of Ronnie Mitchell since 2007, with a brief break, and the news means that she’s set to leave Albert Square early next year, having played the character almost exactly ten years, in a reportedly explosive plot-line devised by the BBC soap’s new head Sean O’Connor.
Samantha Womack at the Pride of Britain Awards 2015
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Womack first appeared on the soap in 2007 as barmaid Ronnie Mitchell.
Samantha Womack is leaving ‘Eastenders’ after nearly a decade on the BBC soap playing Ronnie Mitchell. According to The Sun, bosses have offered the actress the chance to go out with a bang in a dramatic exit storyline early next year.
Samantha Womack is leaving ‘Eastenders’ after nearly 10 years as Ronnie Mitchell
Sources told the newspaper that the actress “jumped at the chance” to bow out of the show in a big way. “It was felt that with everything Ronnie has been through over the past nine years, it is now time to rest the character,” an insider said.
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Rita Simons and Samantha Womack - A host of British television stars were photographed on the red carpet at The National Television Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st January 2015
Samantha Womack - A variety of stars were snapped on the red carpet for the World premiere of the British action movie 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 15th January 2015
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