Actress Samantha Womack has said she would return to EastEnders as Ronnie Branning if the offer arose.

In an interview with new! magazine, Womack was asked about an Albert Square comeback and replied: "Of course I would."

Womack left EastEnders after its controversial cot death storyline, which saw her bereaved character jailed for kidnapping.

She said: "I worked out I'd been crying or screaming at work every day for six days a week for over two years. Can you imagine how exhausting and tiring that is?

"You're crying, weeping and telling your brain something awful has happened, so of course that is going to affect you and your body. My brain may know I am acting, but my body was doing a different thing.

"I needed to stop and find some peace, a bit like Ronnie."

Of her former co-stars, she said: "I love them. I miss them all so much. I see Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) the most.

"We've known each other since we were teenagers.

"I also speak to Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell) every couple of days. She's like my sister – I adore her."