EastEnders Mitchell sisters to be reunited?
EastEnders‘ recently-deceased Mitchell sisters Rita Simons and Samantha Womack could be reunited on Strictly Come Dancing.
The pair said goodbye to the London-based soap on New Year’s Day 2017, after their alter-egos Roxy and Ronnie died in a tragic swimming pool misadventure.
However, BBC bosses are desperate for their chemistry not to go to waste and are hoping to sign the girls for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
According to The Sun newspaper, a source said: “It’s fair to say that people are keen to sign at least one of them and if at all possible both of the girls for the new series.
“Obviously it’s early days and lists are still being drawn up for potential candidates as there are all kinds of commitments that people have for the coming months.
“But it’s said that the BBC are well aware of the anger from EastEnders fans when it was announced the girls were to be axed from their roles – so the powers that be are convinced that signing them up would prove to be a sure-fire ratings winner for the new series.”
Simons and Womack were regulars on EastEnders for nine years, during which their characters dealt with their abusive father, numerous relationship issues and Ronnie’s infamous baby swap storyline.
They announced their decision to leave the soap together last August.