Not only that, but Stacey Fowler (Lacey Turner) will also be making a comeback as she returns to Walford to care for her ailing mother Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) and her ex-husband Martin (James Bye).
The soap opera will return to our screens four times a week with 20 minute episodes in what has been dubbed “the second series” of the explosive soap opera.
A post on EastEnders ‘official Facebook page teased:’ Like the rest of the UK, the people of Walford have adapted to a new way of life since the Covid-19 pandemic swept the country, but after Almost 3 months away, the Albert Square drama will return to BBC One.
“However, with things back to normal for the people of Walford, that can only mean one thing – drama will follow. ”
The cast and crew will remain socially distant, meaning the scenes will feature actors two meters apart, as is currently happening with Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
Lacey’s return comes as Martin embarks on a new relationship with Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton).
The money mysteriously left Ruby’s bank account recently, and as she tries to fix the issue, things only get worse.
Meanwhile, Denise Fox will be confronted with “dark things” from her past resurfacing, actress Diane Parish revealed on Secrets From The Square.
Executive producer Jon Sen said, “From the moment we turned the lights off in The Queen Vic our ambition was to come back in force and this fall certainly will.
“As soon as Albert Square wakes up the drama returns to a rate and while working within the social distancing guidelines has certainly given us new challenges, I’m incredibly proud of what everyone has accomplished.
“The show looks fantastic and we can’t wait for the ‘second round’ to start…”.