The actor swapped Walford for Hollywood following his dramatic exit in 2009, but that doesn't mean Rob's opposed to returning to the BBC One soap that made his name.
To be honest, fans have been calling for bad boy Sean to make a return to Albert Square for a long time now. And with Sean's sister Stacey back, and their mother Jean popping back and forth, it makes perfect sense for scriptwriters to bring Sean back.
"It's been a topic of conversation between myself and executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins on and off for years," Rob told the Press Association. "I would come home and visit my mum and dad and I'd say, 'OK, maybe I could pop in if we could set up and shoot all my scenes in a day, maybe I could do something with Lacey Turner (who plays Stacey). But we were just never able to make it happen."
Anyone else totally gutted that they never made this happen?!
Rob, who is currently leading the cast of Second Chance (which is his first starring role in a US television series), continued to say that at the moment, the idea of him returning is highly unlikely - but he didn't rule it out completely.
"At this point, it's been eight years now since I left that show," he continued. "I don't know if there's much that would get me back right now, especially with the life that I have now and the girlfriend that I would have to leave behind, but you never say never.
"It's still the work I'm most proud of – the work I did on that show."
It was just last Friday that Dominic Treadwell-Collins left EastEnders after two-and-a-half-years at the helm of the show.
Dominic has now been replaced by Sean O'Connor, editor of The Archers, who was also director and storyline producer on 'Enders 11 years ago.
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