CBB's Danniella Westbrook to reprise role as Sam Mitchell in EastEnders?

Published Tuesday, Jan 19 2016, 12:03 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Will Danniella Westbrook make a return to EastEnders?

Danniella is currently taking part in the 17th series of Celebrity Big Brother, but the actress, who famously played Sam Mitchell on 'Enders, has now been linked to the BBC One soap following news that Peggy Mitchell will die of cancer in an upcoming storyline.

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Danniella Westbrook

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Danniella was the original Sam Mitchell, having played Peggy's daughter on and off since 1990.

Kim Medcalf also played Sam when the character was recast between 2002 and 2005, but Danniella was last seen playing the role of Sam in 2010.

With Phil already in Walford, and with Ross Kemp reprising his role as Grant Mitchell for Peggy's exit, speculation has now turned to whether Sam will make a return to Albert Square to be reunited with her family and say her final goodbyes to her mother Peggy.

A report in The Sun claimed Sam had "not been approached" over the storyline, however a rep for EastEnders has since told our colleagues over at Digital Spy: "Peggy's final episodes are still being finalised, so it is too early to say if any other characters from the Mitchell family will be returning. We have definitely not ruled out anyone at this stage."

In fact, before entering the CBB house, Danniella had said about someday returning to the soap: "We've spoken about it a bit. I love being Sam Mitchell, it's so much fun and so easy for me to do."

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