Kellie Bright to make brief EastEnders return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 December 2021
Kellie Bright

Kellie Bright will briefly return to EastEnders over the festive period

Kellie Bright will make a brief return to 'EastEnders' over the festive period as her character Linda Carter comes face-to-face with Janine Butcher

Kellie Bright will make a brief return to 'EastEnders' over the festive period.

The 45-year-old actress is currently on maternity leave from the BBC One soap after welcoming her third son Rudy into the world in June, but she will be back on the soap as Linda Carter from Tuesday (28.12.21).

Linda will come face-to-face with Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), who looks set to try to get her claws into Mick back in the Queen Vic while his wife is away.

But Janine tracks Linda down over the festive period to find out what is really going on between her and Mick.

Linda was last seen fleeing Walford in September with her newborn daughter Annie.

She had been desperate to keep it a secret that the youngster's real father is Max Branning (Jake Wood), who she previously had a fling with.

But Kellie – who also has sons Freddie, 10, and five-year-old Gene with her husband Paul Stocker – doesn't look likely to go on maternity leave again as the star admitted in October that her third child will be her last.

She said: "I’m so tired, but it’s been amazing. I’m trying to savour every bit as these first few weeks are so precious and this is definitely my last!

"I’m sure your body makes you forget how hard the first few weeks are and what that sleep deprivation is like. It’s like nothing else!

"We went to Cornwall a couple of weeks after he was born which was a bit crazy, but it was lovely having that time just the five of us so we could all get to know each other."