EASTENDERS fans are overjoyed Janine Butcher is returning to Walford later this year.
solely exposed the pleased news of the superbitch’s comeback earlier this month.
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Actress Charlie Brooks will resume recording later on this year.
And with the news Janine is returning to Walford – we wondered what happened to the rest of her household.
Pat, Frank and even Ricky were all substantial parts of EastEnders.
So what occurred to them after they left the soap and could they return?
Played by Pam St Clement for more than 25 years, Pat Butcher is an EastEnders legend.
A previous woman of the street and a female who was still slapping anybody who crossed her silly well into her seventies, Pat had some of the greatest storylines in the soap’s history.
So it came as a substantial shock to fans in 2012 when she stopped the soap.
At the time of her exit she said: “I have delighted in 25 and a half wonderful years in EastEnders producing the character of Pat but feel it’s time to hang up her earrings.
” Leaving the EastEnders ‘family’ will belong to a bereavement.
” However I’m anticipating the other work and life opportunities that I will have the time to pursue.”
Nevertheless she made a shock resurgence from beyond the tomb in 2016 when a vision of Pat visited passing away Peggy Mitchell.
Since leaving she has acted in Casualty and Leonardo in addition to making documentaries on cannabis usage in America.
Sid Owen signed up with EastEnders in 1988 as Ricky Butcher.
However it wasn’t up until Ricky got with Bianca and a screaming catchphrase was born that he ended up being a true Walford legend.
He played him till 2012 when he decided to leave and emigrate.
In 2016 he appeared simply put movie Cowboys and Angels.
Sid famously relocated to France and lives in a 9 bedroom estate complete with swimming pool.
Recently he was left needing reconstructive surgery being struck by a golf ball while playing on holiday in Thailand.
The TV star had his jaw shattered with a number of teeth going flying when the ball smashed into his face throughout a round.
Speaking with at the time the star stated: “One minute I’m playing a round and the next I’m in total pain and on my way to health center.
” However really I’ve almost been lucky because they’ve told me if it had struck me 2 inches greater up I ‘d probably be dead from that sort of impact.”
Mike Reid played Frank Butcher in EastEnders from 1987 for 13 years prior to taking a break.
He later returned in 2002 and 2005 – most especially for daughter Janine’s murder trial.
Frank seduced ex Pat to get her to change her statement and conserve Janine, who for as soon as had not killed the person she was implicated of killing.
He left having been successful in his mission, however was devastated when Janine fled without him.
In 2007 actor Mike passed away and EastEnders took the decision to kill off Frank too.
He passed away of throat cancer off-screen in France with his ashes being scattered in Walford by Pat.
She had a plaque made for him that stands to this day which reads: “Frank Butcher 1940-2008, Hubby, Daddy, Pilchard”.
The lesser recognized Butcher, child Diane was barely a blip in the family.
Long lasting just three years into her very first stint, Diane was axed in 1991 when storylines dried up for her.
Starlet Sophie Lawerence made numerous quick returns in 1993, 1994 and 1997 as the character.
In 2008, Diana returned to Albert Square for her daddy Frank’s funeral service and when again in 2012 for her sibling Janine’s wedding.
Given that leaving the soap starlet Sophie has delighted in some minor chart success as a popstar with a cover of Donna Summer’s Love’s Unkind.
It entered at number 21 on the UK Songs Chart in 1991.
She later appeared in an episode of Guy Behaving Terribly.
James Forde has actually dumped acting to end up being a contractor.
Forde played the function of Liam Butcher on EastEnders from 2008-2015.
The distressed teenager struggled at school after being identified with dyslexia.
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Liam always wanted to please and at times would times would do anything for the approval of others, such as when Lola Pearce and Abi Branning motivated him to steal alcohol and take a bag from Phil Mitchell.
He became part of some remarkable storylines, such as when he signed up with a gang, which included him getting jailed and stabbed by among the other members of the crew.
Considering that leaving the program, the 23-year-old is now earning his salary by working as a builder