EastEnders’s Shaun Williamson – aka Barry – to RETURN to soap after 10 years?

Shaun Williamson has sensationally addressed rumours Barry Evans is FINALLY set to return in EastEnders…

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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There’s no point denying it; Barry Evans was one of BBC One’s EastEnders’s most iconic characters.

So, with the excitement around the upcoming return of his fellow ‘Enders legends, Peggy and Grant Mitchell, it’s unsurprising that people have started to wonder whether Shaun Williamson will also return to Walford.

There is, of course, a slightly more tricky prospect for Barry, however.

Because, while Peggy and Grant are alive and well (ish), Barry is supposedly pushing up daisies.

His death was actually one of THE most most memorable scenes in the soap - not least of all because it was the work of evil Janine Butcher.

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However, as Dirty Den and Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) have proven, death means nothing in BBC One’s EastEnders.

Does this mean that Barry could return from the grave in the not-so-distant future?

Well, speaking on ITV’s Loose Women, Shaun Williamson decided to address the topic, once and for all.

"I think its great Barbara Windsor is going back and apparently Ross Kemp is too," he told the panel.

"I just think its pushing it that Barry's been hiding in Scotland for 12 years."

Sad times.

Speaking about why he chose to leave ‘Enders in the first place, Barry - sorry, we mean Shaun - explained that it was because producers wouldn't let him do panto.

He said: "These days they let them off to do something for a bit. You'll see them on Strictly Come Dancing, in the jungle - then they were really quite strict about it.

"It was all I'd done - I'd left drama school at 30, got snapped up at EastEnders and was in it for ten years. So I booked panto and kind of forced their hand a bit."

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