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We’ll start today’s round up of soapy news in Walford, where – whoooppeee! – Sharon Watts, who became Sharon Rickman when she married her sort of half-brother Dennis, is back in town!
Letitia Dean, who’s played the role of Sharon since the show began back in 1985, was spotted filming her first scenes on Wednesday alongside another Walford stalwart, Steve McFadden, who of course plays Phil Mitchell.
Her comeback storyline will be that she enlists Phil’s help when her ex-boyfriend takes her son hostage. When Sharon left the Square last time in 2006, she was pregnant with Dennis’s baby, and when her son was born, she named him Dennis Jnr.
A show insider told the Daily Mirror, “Sharon is petrified of losing her son. She has nowhere else to turn so as a last resort she goes to Phil.
“They have a lot of history together and he agrees to help, but it’s no easy task.
“The scenes are going to be emotional and gripping, which is exactly what Letitia wanted when she agreed to come back.
“They will be screened at the end of August and should ensure everyone is talking about the return of ‘Princess’ Sharon.”
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