Actress Letitia Dean has reprised her role as Sharon Rickman and returned to filming EastEnders on Thursday as part of a major new kidnap storyline.

Warning: spoiler alert!

The Daily Star reports that her character's son, Dennis, is kidnapped on her wedding day, with Sharon calling on former lover Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) for help.

No details have emerged on who Sharon is marrying or the kidnapper.

A source said: "Sharon's back and is in serious trouble.

"She knows that when things are this bad there is only one person she can turn to and Phil's happy to help."