Lucy Benjamin returning to EastEnders
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 May 2023
Lucy Benjamin is to reprise her role as EastEnders' Lisa Fowler, and the character will return to Albert Square with her four-year-old granddaughter Peggy Taylor
Lucy Benjamin is returning to 'EastEnders'.
The 52-year-old actress is to reprise her role as Lisa Fowler in the BBC One soap, and she will return to Albert Square with her four-year-old granddaughter Peggy Taylor, much to the shock of the little one's dad Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters).
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I can’t wait to return as Lisa after leaving for Portugal with Louise and Peggy in 2019.
"No doubt, in true Lisa fashion, she will bring plenty of drama for many of the characters, which is why playing her is such a delight."
Keanu is set to be left stunned when Lisa turns up in Albert Square, but it's not known if Tilly Keeper will be back to reprise her role as Louise Mitchell.
Lisa was last in Walford in 2019 when she helped Louise flee to Portugal.
The pair thought Louise's ex Keanu had been murdered by Martin Fowler (James Bye), but he faked Keanu's death.
'EastEnders' boss Chris Clenshaw said: "We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Lisa back for a short while as she and Peggy cause trouble between the happy couple, Sharon and Keanu."
In January 2020, Lucy – who first played Lisa from 1998 to 2003 and then in brief stints in 2010 and 2017 – refused to rule out another return to Albert Square.
She said on ITV's 'This Morning': "I don't even know if I can talk about it! I knew I was going back for a stint, and I've completed that stint."
Asked about another run in Albert Square, she added: "Well, possibly. Yeah, I mean, it's so difficult ... Lisa never seems to go away."