EastEnders legend ‘for HUGE comeback after seven years’

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by Ellen Kinsey |

Legendary EastEnders resident Janine Butcher, played by actress Charlie Brooks, is apparently coming back as a full-time cast member.

The bad girl on the block has a lot of history in Albert Square so whether she will be welcomed back with open arms will be determined.

Janine was first played by Charlie in 1999 as the rebellious daughter of Frank and stepdaughter of Pat.

An EastEnders source has said, "Bosses have a huge story planned for Charlie’s return.”

The 39-year-old actress reportedly begins filming in the next few weeks however it still remains to be seen if her character will be reformed or return to murderous ways.

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"One thing the viewers can be sure about is that it is bound to be explosive. Wherever Janine goes, drama is never far behind.

"She has enemies all around the Square who she’d gladly go to war with, and she’s shown before she isn’t afraid to kill to get her way.

"Her return could have huge repercussions for some of the big names in EastEnders," the insider told The Sun.

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Janine's last appearance on EastEnders was in 2014 when she boarded a train at St Pancras station heading for France.

Fans of the show will know that she's one of the most villainous characters we have seen on British soaps – killing three of her four husbands.

She married her first husband Barry for his wealth, then shoved him off a cliff in Scotland.

The second marriage was short-lived when her rich Jewish businessman husband-to-be died of a heart attack at their wedding ceremony.

Janine was also wedded to Ryan Malloy but killed him off as well after she discovered he was in love with Stacey Slater.

She was trialled for the death of her fourth husband, Michael Moon but was found not guilty in court. After being shunned by the locals, Janine left the Square for France, in hopes to be reunited with her daughter Scarlett.

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