Samantha Womack's inspiring journey
Samantha Womack, the 50-year-old actress known for her role as Ronnie Mitchell on EastEnders, recently appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain to discuss the possibility of returning to the popular British soap opera after a six-year absence. Womack, who recently beat breast cancer, shared her thoughts on co-star Rita Simons' recent return to the show and the potential for her own comeback.
Womack and Simons starred together as the Mitchell sisters for a decade on EastEnders, and their characters met a tragic end in 2017 after drowning in a pool on Ronnie's wedding day. Simons recently hinted at the possibility of Roxy's return to the show, leading to speculation that Ronnie could also make a comeback.
During her appearance on Good Morning Britain, Womack expressed her admiration for Simons' positivity and hinted that she would consider returning to the show if the opportunity arose. She acknowledged the possibility of her character returning, despite the fact that Ronnie and Roxy's deaths were a major storyline in the show. However, Womack also stated that if she were to return, it would have to be for a compelling reason, and not just for the sake of it.
In addition to discussing her potential return to EastEnders, Womack also spoke about her recent battle with breast cancer. After being diagnosed in August 2022, she celebrated her 50th birthday in December with the news that she was cancer-free. Womack shared her gratitude for catching the disease early and expressed her newfound appreciation for life and the beauty in everything. She also revealed that her experience with cancer had made her reevaluate her priorities, and that she was now focused on spending more time with her family.
Rita Simons and Samantha Womack starred together as the Mitchell sisters on EastEnders for a decade before their characters tragically died together on New Year's Day in 2017. Despite this, the two actresses maintained a close friendship, with Rita citing Samantha's breast cancer journey as inspiration to prioritize her own health. Rita recently revealed that she underwent a hysterectomy after years of struggling with her health.