EastEnders fans were told Lola Pearce (played by Danielle Harold) would be returning to the Square next year. Alongside the feisty Mitchell’s comeb
EastEnders fans were told Lola Pearce (played by Danielle Harold) would be returning to the Square next year.
Alongside the feisty Mitchell’s comeback with daughter Lexi, the soap producer announced the character would be involved in many dramatic storylines.
And it seems her appearance in Walford could potentially spark a familiar face to return not long after her.
Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid) was last seen on television screens almost a year ago.
His final scenes saw him flee to France with the money from a botched heist job.
But if his child is now back in his home town alongside the rest of his family, could this mean he will be drawn back to the Square and eventually return?
As for the mother of his child, Lola will return as a “mature and confident” young woman.
A spokesperson for the soap explained how she “is a far cry from the teenager who gave birth in McKlunky’s”.
“Lola is fiercely protective over her daughter Lexi, and isn’t bothered about what anyone things of her,” they added.
“But what brings Lola back to Walford, and how will everyone react?”
As for Jay Brown (Jamie Northwick), the last time he saw Lola three years ago, they had decided to leave together.
The young couple had planned on making a fresh star in Newcastle.
But shockingly, Lola decided to end the relationship and take off with Lexi on her own.
Now that she is back, what does this mean for them and all the history they have shared?
Elsewhere in EastEnders, 2019 is going to be Jean Slater’s (Gillian Wright) year.
Soap producers have suggested there is a lot in store for the character.
“It’s going to be a big year for the Slaters, Jean’s going to have a bit of a new challenge coming her way,” Kate Oates explained to the press including Express.co.uk.
“She might find it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to her.”
It seems Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) is going to be involved too, as Kate added: “There’s some fun stuff to challenge [Jean] along with Lacey.”
EastEnders Christmas special airs tomorrow night at 9.15pm on BBC One.