EastEnders will be welcoming back Louisa Lytton later this year when she reprises her role as Ruby Allen.
Ruby first came to Walford back in 2005 and quickly became best friends with Stacey who took her under her wing.
Daughter of the late villainous Johnny Allen, viewers soon learnt about her troubled past and watched her get caught in the crossfire between Johnny and Phil Mitchell’s feud. Following her father’s death, Ruby found comfort in Sean Slater but soon realised the feeling wasn’t mutual and distraught, she fled Walford in 2006.
Now back and more confident than ever, Ruby attempts to reconnect with her old best friend but after leaving on bad terms, how will Stacey react to her sudden return?
On her return, Louisa Lytton said: “EastEnders was my first acting job out of drama school and opened so many doors for me. It’s wonderful to be given the opportunity to come back and explore my character and I’m excited to see what’s in store for Ruby."
She added: "We last saw her twelve years ago as a young girl and now she is returning as a woman with scope for major change and some brilliantly challenging storylines.”
John Yorke, Executive Consultant added: “Louisa is a fantastic actress and I am delighted that she is returning to EastEnders. Now twelve years older, viewers will see a much more mature and confident Ruby who is set to be involved in one of our biggest storylines later this year.”
Ruby’s return will air later this year.
EastEnders airs on BBC One.