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EastEnders star Tameka Empson reveals return of MORE iconic characters

EastEnders - Tameka Empson as Kim Fox
EastEnders fan-favourite Tameka Empson has teased the return of more old characters. (Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

EastEnders favourite Tameka Empson, who plays Kim Fox on the BBC soap, has hinted at some more familiar faces returning to Albert Square.

The soap star appeared on This Morning today (Tuesday, June 7) to talk about the long-running soap and admitted that she had just shot an ‘old school EastEndersscene.

She said: “‘It had the banter, the speed. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be a heavy storyline, it’s a bit of life. We sometimes miss that.”

When asked about upcoming EastEnders storylines, she didn’t reveal any specific plot details but teased that we can expect some old faces to return...

“It’s really good. Some of the old characters are coming back as well,” she revealed.

Tameka Empson as Kim Fox

Tameka plays witty and outgoing Kim Fox in EastEnders. (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

With iconic villainous characters Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf) and Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) making their explosive return to EastEnders recently, who else could be stepping back into the Square?

Could it be the infamous Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp)? With his brother Phil (Steve McFadden) currently serving life in prison, his return seems apt to help handle the chaos.

EastEnders legend Ross Kemp has previously revealed that he would be open to returning to the soap as the notorious Grant Mitchell.

Appearing on The One Show in March, Ross teased “never say never” when talking about returning to Albert Square as the iconic character.

"You never say never in this game. Never say never. Rule out nothing. Rule out nothing at my age," he said.

Ross Kemp as Grant Mitchell

Ross is open to returning as Grant Mitchell. (Image credit: BBC)

During Tameka’s interview, she also touched upon the new Baker family members being introduced and how they will become embroiled in an explosive storyline.

She said: “There’s quite a big storyline and they’re flying.”

It was recently announced that the Baker family would be expanding as Mitch’s (Roger Griffiths) estranged brother and nephews would be making their dramatic entrance to Walford this summer.

Musician and actor Omar Lye-Fook MBE, will be playing Mitch’s charming older brother, Avery Baker.

Joining him are his two sons, Felix, played by Matthew Morrison and Finlay, played by Ashley Byam.

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm on BBC One — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

Grace Morris
Grace Morris

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.


You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series and much-loved soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.