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EastEnders fans go wild as soap legends tease spin-off show during surprise reunion: 'Back from the dead?!'

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They might have faced their dramatic end two years ago in a hotel swimming pool, but it looks like legendary EastEnders characters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell could be returning to our telly screens.

Actresses Samantha Womack (Ronnie) and Rita Simons (Roxy) appeared on Loose Women yesterday where they teased a reunion could be on the cards.

While discussing her new play Girl On A Train with the panelists, Samantha but was left gobsmacked when TV partner Rita made a surprise appearance.

Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (10107792aj) Rita Simons and Samantha Womack 'Loose Women' TV show, London, UK - 15 Feb 2019 CELEB GUEST: Samantha Womack on life after Eastenders and her dramatic new role! Actor Samantha Womack is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in Eastenders. Her death by drowning on EastEnders in January last year drew an audience of nine million and caused an outcry from viewers mourning. Now she is starring as the lead character in the stage version of The Girl on The Train, based on the best selling book by Paula Hawkins and will be telling us all about tackling the difficult role as well as what life after Eastenders is like. SHHH! SURPRISE GUEST: Ronnie and Roxy reunited! Sam has NO IDEA that today she will be joined by her on-screen sister and off-screen best pal Rita Simons a.k.a. Roxy Mitchell in a surprise soapy reunion! Expect some laughter and tears as they're reunited on-screen for the first time since their soap exit.

Editorial use only Mandatory Credit: Photo by S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (10107792aj) Rita Simons and Samantha Womack 'Loose Women' TV show, London, UK - 15 Feb 2019 CELEB GUEST: Samantha Womack on life after Eastenders and her dramatic new role! Actor Samantha Womack is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in Eastenders. Her death by drowning on EastEnders in January last year drew an audience of nine million and caused an outcry from viewers mourning. Now she is starring as the lead character in the stage version of The Girl on The Train, based on the best selling book by Paula Hawkins and will be telling us all about tackling the difficult role as well as what life after Eastenders is like. SHHH! SURPRISE GUEST: Ronnie and Roxy reunited! Sam has NO IDEA that today she will be joined by her on-screen sister and off-screen best pal Rita Simons a.k.a. Roxy Mitchell in a surprise soapy reunion! Expect some laughter and tears as they're reunited on-screen for the first time since their soap exit. (Image credit: S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

But after the emotional reunion, talk soon turned to a potential new show together.

"We have talked about a few things," Samantha admitted. "There are a couple of things that have been offered but it's been obvious."

When Andrea McLean then asked about a Ronnie and Roxy spin-off, Rita said, "It's been two years. It's like we've just been killed.

"It's bizarre, people never forget. There's been quite a lot of talk about stuff for us to do together."

"We want to wait for the right thing," Samantha added.

Ronnie Mitchell, Roxy Mitchell

Ronnie tries to keep Roxy on the straight and narrow by giving her a job to do – pick up the kids from school. What could go wrong? (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Obviously, fans of the soap went wild on Twitter, with one writing: "Ahhhhh Roxy and Ronnie are reunited omg #LooseWomen."

"RONNIE AND ROXY ARE BACK FROM THE DEAD??? whats going on in eastenders," another excited viewer wrote.

While a third added: "@loosewomen reunited @Sam_Womack and @OfficialRita today and it’s made my life feel whole again I miss Ronnie and Roxy way too much."

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The EastEnders favourites were killed off in a very dramatic New Years Day episode which saw them both drown in a hotel swimming pool on Ronnie’s wedding day.

Reflecting on their characters' shock deaths, Rita admitted, "The amount of times I’ve read I’m desperate to come back.

"We were devastated to kill our characters."

Sam then added: "When we found out we walked around in a daze and then we got to the set the set and saw the pool and we felt like people were murdering us.

"We got a little bit territorial."

This isn't the first time Rita has spoken out about her axing from the show, as last year the I'm A Celebrity star said she wished new producer Kate Oates could have had the chance to bring the Mitchell sisters back.

She said: "I'm sure Ronnie and Roxy returning at some point, whether it was now or in 10 years, would've made such a huge impact.

"But that decision was taken out of anyone's hands when we were killed."

Will Ronnie and Roxy be returning? Watch this space!